Biography of Clifford Hall
Clifford Hall (Swami Ashish) has lived in Barbados for 17 years and, until August 2011, was Senior Lecturer in Law, Faculty of Law, University of the West Indies. In 1998 he established the Poverty Law Programme in the Faculty, a programme of lectures, seminars, research output and legal aid clinics.
In 2001, he was ordained in the Anglican Church in the Diocese of Barbados after a period of training at Codrington College.
In retirement, he is establishing a neighbourhood law centre in Nelson Street, Bridgetown and a 'fresh expressions' group, the Little Brothers and Sisters of the Child Jesus, in the same area.
He has a collection of poems in preparation for publication by Cuppa-Tea Press: 'The Love Within'. Cuppa-Tea Press intends to publish other works by Caribbean (and especially Barbadian) authors in the near future and anyone wishing to submit a proposal is invited to write through email@example.com
Clifford Hall's Works:
'The Twisted Web: Perspectives on Poverty in Poetry' (editor) - an illustrated collection of poems on the theme of 'poverty' written by my pupils on the Poverty Law Programme of the Faculty of Law, University of the West Indies, and street poets in Barbados. Poverty is identified not simply as penury but any condition which prevents us from being our complete, our true, selves to the fullest possible extent. Illustrated by drawings, paintings and photographs.82pp. Colour board covers. With Foreword and Introduction. ISBN 976-95408-0-4. Obtainable from bookshops in Barbados (with ISBN) or directly from The Editor at firstname.lastname@example.org in signed and numbered (to 230) copies at B$22.50.
Clifford Hall Poems
A Mug Of Tea (After Osho)
</>You made me tea In the earthenware mug Of my life, with its little chips Recalling broken moments
O come away! O come away! I'll teach this pig to sing. 'You must be mad', my Guru said, 'You waste your time
O come away! O come away!
I'll teach this pig to sing.
'You must be mad', my Guru said,
'You waste your time
And only irritate the thing.'