Geoffrey Philp

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Born in Jamaica, Geoffrey Philp has published two novels, five volumes of poetry, two short-story collections, and three children’s books. His work is represented in nearly every anthology of Caribbean literature, and he is one of the few writers whose work has been published in theOxford Book of Caribbean Short Stories and Oxford Book of Caribbean Verse. He is currently working on a collection of poems, Letter from Marcus Garvey. A graduate of the University of Miami, where he earned an MA in English, Philp teaches English at the InterAmerican Campus of Miami Dade College. Philp’s latest novel is Garvey’s Ghost (Carlong Publishers), in which Jasmine, the teenaged daughter of a single Jamaican woman living in Miami, disappears. The mother’s search for her daughter takes her to her Jasmin’s college, where she and her daughter’s professor join forces to find Jasmine before it is too late.