Who was Eric Winston Coverley, Husband of Louise Bennett-Coverley? Google Doodle Honours Late Jamaican Poet

Eric Winston Coverley was born in 1911 and married Louise Bennett at the age of 42 in 1954 who is a writer and Theatre Performer who passed away in 2006. Whereas Eric Winston passed away in 2002.

Google Doodle Honours Late Jamaican poet on her 103rd birthday with the icon of her teaching some children under a tree.


Who is Eric Winston Coverley?

Eric Winston was born in 1911 to Joesph Gladstone Coverley and Miriam Louise Coverley.

He had 4 siblings, Edna Coverley, his sister and 3 other siblings whose names are unknown.

Eric married Louise Bennett in 1954 at the age of 34 in New York. She was a writer and Threatre Performer. She used to write Poems in her native language Jamaica.

Eric Winston passed away at the age of 91 in 2002. He was a theatre performer.

Louise Bennett-Coverley
Louise Bennett-Coverley (Credit: Getty Images)

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Louise Simone Bennett-Coverley

Louise Simone Bennett-Coverly was born on 7th September 1919 and died on 26th July 2006 in Canada.

Her parents are Baker and Dressmaker in Kingston. Louise Simone was raised by her mother after death of her father in 1926.

She was a great educator and poet who wrote to conserve and maintain her native language.

Louise’s Native language was Patois and Creole which she tried maintaining by writing folk songs, poetry and literature.

Bennett published her first work at the age of 24. She was studying in St. Mary as she published her first work.

Louise applied for RADA- Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in 1950 on scholarship.

Apply ing for RADA made her First Black Person to join. It became inspiration across the world.


Louise hosted BBC shows for Five years in England. She moved back to Jamaica after spending five years in England.

Louise Bennett was married off to Eric Winston in 1954 and had Son together named Fabian Coverly.

Fabian Coverly, Her son shared his thoughts on Google Doodle Hounouring his Mother. He said His Mother was Loving person. She was kind.

He said that she was not tribal. But was always with ordinary people.

She always believed in them and valued the language they sopke.

He said,” Her legacy was long-lasting. I am Blessed to have had such a mother and have shared her with world.

Louise Bennett famous works

Anancy Stories And Poems In Dialect written in 1944.

Laugh with Louise written in 1961.

Jamaica Labrish wrote in 1966.

Jamaican Folk Songs recorded in New York in 1954

Yes m’dear: Miss Lou Live! recorded in 1982.

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