OUR POET OF 2021 (ELDERLEY CATEGORY) IS THE AMAZING MRS EULINDA ANTONETTE CLARKE, ORIGINALLY FROM BARBADOS (BASED IN BRISTOL)
INFORMATION ABOUT HER CAN BE FOUND BELOW
I am from Barbados and am a retired SRN, Midwifery Sister, Senior Psychiatric Charge Nurse, Health Visitor, and Social worker. I came to England in 1960 to work in the NHS at the invitation of Enoch Powel who was then the minister of Health and responsible for recruiting girls to be trained as student nurses in England.
I graduated with BA honors in Anthropology from the University of Bristol in June this year (2018) and am now studying for a Masters degree in Black Humanities.
I am a widow and mother of three children and seven grandchildren. I am an actress with Breathing Fire a Black Women’s Playback theatre company.
written by Mrs. Eulinda Antonette Clarke Akalanne