Mac Donald Dixon was born in Saint Lucia, West Indies. At sixteen, browsing through shelves at the St. Mary’s college library, he stumbled on ‘Twenty-Five Poems’ by Derek Walcott and knew from that moment he would write. Despite having written several short stories and plays and novels, he is best known for his poetry. He is also an accomplished dramatist, painter, and photographer. In 1994, his country honored him with the Saint Lucia medal of merit for his contribution to literature and photography, and in 2005 he was awarded Saint Lucia’s Cultural Development Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award. Dixon works as a full-time writer from his home in Castries.