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Eintou Pearl Springer

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Name  Eintou Springer

Role  Poet
Eintou Pearl Springer Eintou Pearl Springer Bocas Lit Fest
Books  Loving the skin I'm in, The Caribbean: The Lands and Their Peoples

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Eintou Pearl Springer (formerly Pearl Eintou Springer) (b. Cantaro village, Santa Cruz, Trinidad, 24 November 1944) is a poet, playwright, librarian and cultural activist from Trinidad and Tobago. In May 2002, she was named Poet Laureate of Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago.


Her work frequently deals with social issues as well as pride in her African heritage. She recently retired as Director of the National Heritage Library of Trinidad and Tobago, having occupied the post since October 1993. She has served as a founding member of various cultural organizations, including the Writers Union of Trinidad and Tobago, National Drama Association of Trinidad and Tobago, and the Caribbean Theatre Guild. In 2011, her play How Anansi Brings the Drum celebrated the United Nations' International Year for People of African Descent (IYPAD) and was part of UNESCO's Youth Theatre Initiative.

Springer is a devotee of the Orisha-Yoruba religion. She has three children and lives in San Juan, Trinidad. Her daughter Dara Healy is a dancer and a politician in Trinidad, and currently serves as Chairman of the Democratic National Assembly party. Writer and activist Attillah Springer is also her daughter.


  • 1996: Trinidad & Tobago Humming Bird Medal Silver (for Culture)
  • 2004: Vanguard Award of the National Drama Association of Trinidad and Tobago (NDATT)
  • Books

  • 1986: Out of the Shadows (poetry). London: Karia Press. ISBN 0-946918-58-9
  • 1987: The Caribbean: the lands and their peoples. London: Macdonald (previous ed. by Ken Campbell, 1980).
  • 1991: Focussed (poetry) [S.l.]: Triangle.
  • 1995: editor, The New Aesthetic and the Meaning of Culture in the Caribbean; the dream coming in with the rain: proceedings of the Carifesta V Symposia, Port of Spain, Trinidad, August 1992. Port of Spain, Trinidad: National Carnival Commission.
  • 2000: Moving Into the Light (poetry). Kingston, Jamaica: Ian Randle.
  • 2005: Loving the Skin I'm In (poetry). Port of Spain: Lexicon Trinidad.
  • References

    Eintou Pearl Springer Wikipedia