“It is one of the saddest occasions to say goodbye to yet another one of my fellow authors, a friend and contemporary.”
Rest in Peace, Dr Kay. You have distinguished yourself admirably in Dominica, and beyond, in the fields of teaching, education administration and creative writing, as many of us can attest to, especially those of us who attended the Dominica Grammar School where you taught in the 1970s.
I can remember too, when the news reached us that you had earned your doctorate in 1989, at a time when Dominican-born, successful PhD candidates were as rare as cock’s teeth, we were so proud to celebrate your achievement as if it were our very own.
You were also one of the keen members of the now defunct, Dominica Writer’s Guild (DWG). Among your many writings and publications are:
(Above) Two of Dr Polydore’s publications
Reflect and chuckle (1990)
The facetious and the sublime (1991)
Pause to Ponder (1992)
Mirth and Meditation (1993).
Issues and Opinions (1997)
To live is to change (2008)
We will always remember your subdued sense of humour, that shined forth the satire of your early pieces that you shared at the times we met at the DWG meetings, and also when with other members, we would critique each other’s work, as well as when you read your poetry at Guild functions at the Arawak House of Culture as well as a guest on our radio programme.
It is one of the saddest occasions to say goodbye to yet another one of my fellow authors, a friend and peer, and one of my contemporaries.
Our deepest condolences to the entire Clarendon family, and extended home circle.