OLIVE SENIOR: GARDENING WITH OLIVE
Literature Alive is a documentary series that profiles Caribbean-Canadian authors
and follows the evolution of Caribbean-heritage fiction from the 1960s through to
the hip-hop generation. These revealing and provocative documentaries explore the
lives and creative process of these brilliant authors. In doing so, we discover the
links between personal experience, ancestry, and migration; between Canada and
the Caribbean; between an artist and their art.
One of the documentaries in the series is OLIVE SENIOR: GARDENING WITH OLIVE. In
a lush greenhouse, we join author Olive Senior as she discusses her interest in
gardens and birds, imagery that appears again and again in her poetry and prose.
We also talk about her recent departure from fiction, with the release of her
comprehensive Encyclopedia of Jamaican Heritage.