The Caribbean Writer, an international literary
anthology published by the University of the Virgin Islands,
announces the publication of its 23rd issue. The volume
contains new poetry by Edwidge Danticat and an interview with Kamau
Brathwaite by Opal Palmer Adisa.
The volume is dedicated to Professor Marvin E. Williams, who stepped down as editor this year.
A Tribute to Aimé Césaire, the influential Martinican poet, is another special feature. Articles by French Caribbean scholars Martin Munro, Colin Dayan and J. Michael Dash, along with blogs by Jennifer Brea and writer Geoffrey Philp are included.
As in past issues, the volume showcases a unique blend of poetry, short fiction, and personal essays, including works by Thomas Reiter, Delores Gauntlett, Verna E. George, Guy Stiles, Lelawattee Manoo-Rahming, Berkley Wendell Semple, Arthur V. Scott, Laurence Lieberman and others. Poetry by two UVI professors, Vincent O. Cooper and Patricia Harkins-Pierre, is featured.
Twenty book reviews by an international gathering of critics and authors, including UVI faculty and staff, are also included. Reviewers include Laurence Breiner, Kwame Dawes, Alison Donnell, Elaine Savory, Gail Low, Sandra Pouchet Paquet and Clement A. White, among others.
The Caribbean Writer regularly highlights art by Virgin Islanders, and this year's cover displays work by Isabelle Picard from St. Croix. Other artists include Hilda Lewis Joyce, Ziya Neema and Lloyd A. Jarvis.
The volume is guest-edited by founding editor Erika J. Waters.
Volume 23 of The Caribbean Writer is available at local bookstores on St. Thomas, St. Croix and St. John, and at the UVI bookstores on both islands. Copies can also be ordered directly from The Caribbean Writer's office by calling (340) 692-4152, emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or visiting www.TheCaribbeanWriter.org web site. The Caribbean Writer is accepting submissions for Volume 24.