Lloyd Akinsanya Palmer hails from the garden parish of St. Ann, Jamaica and was born into hardworking rural family. Palmer views poetry as a holistic therapy which can spiritually uplift humanity. In 2005 he was second runner Up in the 7th Annual Writers’ Award and in 2007 he was first Runner Up in the 9th Annual Writers’ Award. Palmer released his debut album TUFF TUFF TRANGLE “Urban Journey” as a poet in 2005. He is currently working on his debut anthology Sankofa and also preparing for the release of his band’s debut album “The Uprising Roots Band” debut album “Skyfiya”.Akinsanya has poems published in "A lime Jewel" an anthology of poems prose and short stories to assist Haiti in its rebuilding process after the 2010 devastating earthquake on Jan12.