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The Caribbean Writer

The Caribbean Writer, Vol. 26

Genre: Multi-Form Anthologies (Adults)
Publisher: University of the Virgin Islands (January 2012)
ASIN: B00HBGI5QM (paperback) | B00PD0HZLO (Kindle)
Paperback: 314 pages


The Caribbean Writer publishes its Volume 26 issue, dedicated to nature and ecology.

The University of the Virgin Islands continues the celebration of its 50th Anniversary with the release of Volume 26 of its international literary gem, The Caribbean Writer, a volume dedicated to nature and overflowing with brilliant writing and art in celebration of the natural environment.

Volume 26 boasts of literary content which covers a number of genres, including poetry, personal essays, short stories, and book reviews, with cover art by Amy Laskin from Jamaica, which features a detailed painting of a croton set into a pristine, verdant landscape.

This volume of The Caribbean Writer is edited by Tregenza A. Roach, a local poet and author who has been widely published in the journal and who has served on the University’s Adjunct Faculty since 1999, teaching courses in writing, the humanities, and public education law.

The issue also addresses the area of literary criticism, featuring two special sections, “Ecowomanist Gardens in the New World” by Debbie-Ann Morrison and “So Who IS a Caribbean Writer and Other Questions,” a section which draws on the thoughts and opinions of a noteworthy pool of persons who offer their special insights. The section is edited by The Caribbean Writer’s Founding Editor Erika J. Waters.

Contributors: Meagan Simmons • Karla Linn Merrifield • Joanne C. Hillhouse • Barbara Jenkins • Diana McCaulay • Summer Edward • Katia D. Ulysee • Charlene Matthew • Kate Melone • David Knight Jr. • Robert D. Hamner • Susan Wanlass • H. Nigel Thomas • Mervyn Morris • Elaine Savory • Noreen Michael • Valerie Knowles Combie • S.B. Jones Hendrickson • Clement A. White • Althea Romeo-Mark and more


Praise & Reviews for The Caribbean Writer []
"The quality, diversity and thoroughness of The Caribbean Writer make it a seminal publication for anyone concerned with literature in the region."
    —Montague KobbĂ©, The Daily Herald

"Regionally we are coming together through the products of our creative imagination. The Caribbean Writer is a good example of that effort."
    —Derek Walcott, Nobel Prize-winning poet

Press []
Article in The Trinidad and Tobago Guardian