November was a busy month for publications relevant to Caribbean Studies. Below is an annotated list with links to more information (or to the publication itself if it is open access). Open access publications listed first.
The Caribbean Review of Books
The long-awaited return of the CRB after an almost two-year hiatus. This issue features the engaging book reviews that the publication is known for as well as short review articles on art and film, poetry from Shivanee Ramlochan and a conversation with Oonya Kempadoo.
sx salon: a small axe literary platform
Fall issue featuring: an essay by poet and author Kei Miller on dub poetry and the “sort of life” it may continue to have in the diasporas; a multi-media piece by choreographer Chris Walker and poet Danez Smith; and an essay by Bernard James on the tenuous and often fraught connections between Caribbean Americans and African Americans. This issue also includes book reviews, poetry, and an announcement of the winners and short list for the 2013 Small Axe Literary Competition.
Moko: Caribbean Arts and Letters
This is the first issue of Moko, which is published from the Virgin Islands and “focuses on promoting fiction, poetry, visual arts, and criticism that reflect a Caribbean heritage or experience.” The planned publication schedule is November, March and July.
In the first issue, Moko includes art and writing from the following Caribbean contributors: Danielle Boodoo-Fortuné, Florine Demosthene, Soyini Ayanna Forde, Manuel Mathieu, Dalton Narine, Celeste Rita-Baker, Colin Robinson, and Nilsa Wheatley.
Anthurium: A Caribbean Studies Journal
Volume 10, Issue 2: Intellectual Formations: Locating a Caribbean Critical Tradition
Special tenth-year anniversary issue of Anthurium: A Caribbean Studies Journal on “Intellectual Formations: Locating a Caribbean Critical Tradition.” Many of the contributions began as presentations at the 31st West Indian Literature Conference (October 2012) which celebrated the 50-year anniversaries of independence in Jamaica and Trinidad. The issue includes essays from several recognizable names in Caribbean Literary Studies. The issue is divided into three parts:
- Part I: First Reflections, Plenary Voices
- Part II: “The Generation of 1968”
- Part III: Locating a Tradition of West Indian Criticism
ProudFlesh: New Afrikan Journal of Culture, Politics, & Consciousness
Issue 8: Caribbean Women: Riding the Waves of Resistance
Special issue on Caribbean women, guest-edited by Professor Opal Palmer Adisa. Includes creative works and scholarly essays from: Danielle Boodoo-Fortuné, Alexis Pauline Gumbs, Helen Klonaris, Lelawattee Manoo-Rahming, Angelique V. Nixon, Toni Pressley-Sanon, Opal Palmer Adisa, and more.
Open access with registration.
ARC Magazine: Art, Recognition, Culture
Contemporary Caribbean Visual Art & Culture. This issue features the work of a wide array of visual artists, including: Christopher Cozier, Simone Leigh, Satch Hoyt, Camille Chedda, Olivia McGilchrist, and Tristan Alleyne. ARC 8 also features writing from: Dominique Brebion, Marta Fernandez Campa, Carl E. Hazlewood, Qiana Mestrich, Marsha Pearce, Legacy Russell, and Jaret Vadera.
Print. Subscription-based. Preview available online.
Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism
This issue features special sections on “Translating the Caribbean” (Guest-edited by Kaiama Glover and Martin Munro), a tribute to the late Michel-Rolph Trouillot, and “Visual Life of Catastrophic History.”
Print. Subscription based. Abstracts available.
1 thought on “Recent Caribbean Publications”
Do note, for those researching St. Lucian literature and the work of Derek Walcott in local St. Lucian periodicals and newspapers.
Bibliography of St.Lucian Creative Writing:Poetry, Prose, Drama by St. Lucian Writers 1948-2013. Compiled and edited by John Robert Lee. Mahanaim Publishing 2013. 212 pgs. Also available as an ebook from Authorhouse.
John Robert Lee is a St. Lucian writer and librarian.
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