Edgar O. Lake, left, and Habib Tiwoni in June 2014 at the Cooper Union where, some 40 years ago, they had both listened to South African jazz musicians, Abdullah Ibrahim (“Dollar Brand”) and his wife, the vocalist, Bea Ibrahim. They also heard the noteworthy South African poet, Dennis Vincent Brutus, recite his poems at The Cooper Union when both attended a South African benefit concert some 46 ago.

Dear Editor,

The best-known Virgin Islands poet, the St. Thomas-born Habib Tiwoni, has died in New York City. He died, late evening, on Jan. 8, 2020 in a New York City nursing home, The Isabella.