Timescape and Other Caribbean Poems was written by two Caribbean poets. Lance Bannister hails from Barbados and Marcia Harold Hinds hails originally from St. Vincent and the Grenadines but has lived and worked in Barbados for many years. Even though their styles are different, the two poets complement each other beautifully. The reader is bound to find something here of interest and pleasure.
Lance Bannister was born in Barbados and received his secondary education at Harrison College, Barbados. After obtaining his degree in Classics from the University of Durham, England, he taught at Harrison College, Combermere School and Parry School for a number of years. He then entered the University of the West Indies to read for a degree in Medicine and was one of the first students of the university. After a clerkship at the Kingston Public and Jubilee Hospitals in Jamaica, he returned to Barbados as a Parochial Medical Officer and also set up a private medical practice. His hobbies include metal sculpture specializing in old car parts and found material. He has published, with the aid of Eva Best, a volume entitled "Moonlight Songs of Barbados".
Marcia Harold Hinds was born in St. Vincent and the Grenadines. She attended the Kingstown Preparatory School and the Girls' High School. She gained a B.A. (Hons.) in Geography from the University of Waterloo, Canada and has a Masters Degree in Education from Michigan State University. She has been interested in writing from her earliest years and has two books in print: "Saga of Hairoun" (an epic poem celebrating the history of the Caribs of St. Vincent and the Grenadines) and "Lovescape: Roses and Thorns". She has also written and produced a choral work titled "Cyprian Rejoice" that celebrated the 100th anniversary of St. Cyprian's Church, Barbados.