Publications by John Robert Lee
After Gary Butte: Poems. Castries: Mahanaim, 2015.
Co-Editor, Sent Lisi: Poems and Art of Saint Lucia. With Kendel Hippolyte, Jane King,
Vladimir Lucien. Castries: Cultural Development Foundation, 2014. 138p. ill.
Bibliography of St. Lucian Creative writing 1948-2013. Mahanaim; CDF, 2013;
E Book by Authorhouse, 2013.
Sighting and other poems of faith – St. Lucian edition, Mahanaim Publishing, 2013.
Sighting and other poems of faith – limited international edition, XLibris, 2013. With E Book.
Elemental: new and selected poems. Peepal Tree Press, Leeds, UK, (2008)
Canticles (2007) – poems and photographs by the author.
Saint Lucian Literature and Theatre: an Anthology of reviews. Compiled and edited
by John Robert Lee and Kendel Hippolyte. (2006)
Line: for Derek Walcott at 75 (2005)
Roseau Valley and other poems for Brother George Odlum - compiler and editor.
(2003) [Fifty years of St. Lucian poems and art].
Artefacts : collected poems (2000)
Translations : new and selected poems (1993)
Clearing ground : poems (1991)
Saint Lucian : selected poems 1967-1987 (1988)
The Prodigal (1983)
Dread Season (1978)
Vocation & other poems (1975)
Poems and short stories have appeared in various anthologies, including:
An anthology of African and Caribbean writing in English. Heinemann, 1982.
Callaloo, Volume 28, Number 1 (Winter 2005)
Caribbean New Wave : contemporary short stories. Heinemann, 1990.
Caribbean poetry now. Hodder & Stoughton, 1992, 1984.
Confluence : nine St. Lucian poets. Castries, 1988.
Critical strategies for academic thinking and writing : a text and reader. 2nd Ed. St.
Martin’s Press, 1993.
Crossing Water : contemporary poetry of the English-speaking Caribbean. The
Greenfield Review Press, 1992.
The Faber Book of Contemporary Caribbean Short Stories. Faber, 1990.
Facing the sea. Heinemann, 1986.
The Heinemann Book of Caribbean Poetry. Heinemann, 1992.
The Oxford Book of Caribbean Verse. Oxford, 2005.
The Penguin Book of Caribbean Verse in English. Penguin, 1986.
Poetry Wales Vol. 38 no.4 (Spring 2003).
Review 81: Literature and Arts of the Americas Vol. 43 No. 2 (November 2010).
Small Axe #13, 2003.
The Sun’s Eye. New Ed. Longman Caribbean, 1989.
Time for poetry. Nelson Caribbean, 1988.
Voiceprint : an anthology of oral and related poetry from the Caribbean. Longman, 1989.
West Indian poetry : an anthology for schools. 2nd Ed. Longman, 1989.
World Poetry Portfolio #58: John Robert Lee. Edited by Sudeep Sen. Molossus, July 27th
in Talk yuh talk: interviews with Anglophone Caribbean poets. Ed. By Kwame Dawes.
University Press of Virginia, 2001.
“On Life, Words and Faith.” By Dr. Leanne Haynes. ARC Online magazine, June 10th
“Pointed in the right direction: a conversation with John Robert Lee.” By Ania Kowalik.
Dépassements online blog. October 17th 2013.
Foreign language : Karibische Erkundungen [Anthology of Caribbean Fiction]. Berlin :
Verlag, Volk & Welt, 1996.
Revue Noir. Paris (June-August 1993).
Compact Disc : Viewfinder Special. English Language teaching. Munchen, Germany :
Tribute to the Laureates : Nobel Laureate Week 2000. Castries : produced by J.R.Lee
and Ronald ‘Boo’ Hinkson. 2000.
Poems, articles, reviews, interviews, columns have appeared in various journals, newspapers and websites, including:
AGENDA, ARTS ETC (Barbados), BIM (Barbados), CARIBBEAN QUARTERLY (Jamaica), THE NEW VOICES (Trinidad & Tobago), SAVACOU (Jamaica/UK), SMALL AXE #13, KONTE (St. Lucia), PRAIRIE SCHOONER, POETRY WALES, RACE TODAY (U.K.), WASAFIRI (U.K.), GREENFIELD REVIEW (U.S.A.), REVIEW:LITERATURE AND ARTS OF THE AMERICAS NO. 81 (SPECIAL ISSUE ON BOB MARLEY AND HIS LEGACY, ED. BY LORNA GOODISON AND CHRIS WINKS), THE MISSING SLATE (November 2013), MOLOSSUS, TRINIDAD & TOBAGO REVIEW, BARBADOS ADVOCATE, THE NATION (B’dos), THE JAMAICA GLEANER, CARIBBEAN CONTACT, THE ST. LUCIA MIRROR, THE CRUSADER (St. Lucia), THE STAR (St. Lucia), CATHOLIC CHRONICLE (St. Lucia), THE VOICE OF ST. LUCIA, EnterText, Caribarts.org.
B.A. Thesis : “The novels of Garth St. Omer, St. Lucian novelist” 1972. (Excerpts published).
Introduction : “Pebbles : poems”, by McDonald Dixon. Castries, 1973.
Introduction : “Saint Lucia” by Jenny Palmer. Macmillan Education, 1998, 2007.
Editor, “The Flower Festivals of Saint Lucia” Revised Edition by Hon. Msgr. Patrick A.B. Anthony, Phd, SLC. Folk Research Centre; Jubilee Trust Fund, 2009.
Introduction: “Dunstan St. Omer: The Man and his works” by Msgr. Patrick A. B. Anthony. Castries: Jubilee Trust Fund, 2007.
Noteworthy: Over many years John Robert Lee has conducted interviews (radio and television) with many local, regional and international personalities in the arts, culture, entertainment, politics etc, including Derek and Roderick Walcott, Charles Cadet, Dunstan St. Omer, Msgr Patrick Anthony, Kendel Hippolyte, Sir John Compton, Dr. Kenny Anthony, Kamau Brathwaite, George Lamming, Rex Nettleford, Jimmy Cliff, Seamus Heaney, Arthur Miller, Little Richard, and a host of others. These interviews should be available in the archives of Radio St. Lucia, Helen Television System, National Television Network, the Folk Research Centre.
Work in progress:
Bibliography of Caribbean Literature in English for those discovering the literature. Ongoing, published online at mahanaimnotes.blogspot.com.
Book of photography. Book on St. Lucian Art. Collected Poems 1975-2015.
Editing of various publications for the Folk Research Centre, St. Lucia.