Volume 28 – Highlighting Time, Place and Memories
The Caribbean Writer publishes its Volume 28 issue, dedicated to Time, Place and Memories
The University of the Virgin Islands announces the release of Volume 28 of its international, literary journal where the caribbean imagination embraces the world. This volume is overflowing with brilliant, insightful, imaginative writings highlighting the concepts: Time, Place and Memories.
“We are pleased to continue in the tradition of excellence which both the University and The Caribbean Writer represent with this new volume of the journal,” said UVI President David Hall. “It is this spirit of excellence that has ensured the success and vitality of the journal for so many years.”
This volume of The Caribbean Writer is edited by Alscess Lewis-Brown, a local author who is widely published and who has served on the University’s Adjunct Faculty since 1990, teaching courses in writing, the humanities and literature.
“It was really an honor and privilege to have had the opportunity to edit this volume,” Editor Lewis-Brown said, reflecting on the approximate 300 submissions which were reviewed in order to select the pieces for final publication. Editor Lewis-Brown thanked the Journal’s Editorial Board whose members participated actively in the paring down process and who contributed greatly to this keepsake publication, she also thanked Adminstrative Specialist, Rosetta Romain, who has recently joined The Caribbean Writerstaff, for her hard work.
The Editorial Board includes UVI faculty members David Gould, Vincent Cooper, Patricia Harkins-Pierre, and Edgar O. Lake, local poet and novelist.
Volume 28 features poetry, short-stories, one act plays, personal essays and book reviews by established as well as emerging writers from the entire Caribbean region, as well as the Caribbean diaspora. In addition, in recognition of the upcoming 100th anniversary of the transfer of the Virgin Islands from Denmark to the United States,there are three (3) portraits of Virgin Islanders who lived during that period: Cyril Francois of St. Thomas, Marie Helener Branch nee Philips of St. Croix and Marjorie Clendinen a St. Thomian, with Crucian connections. This commemorative narrative was extensively researched by Edgar Lake, using historical documents, actual newspaper articles, and interviews with family members to construct a compelling story based on the facts of the day. Additionally, personal essays touch on experiences from the Bahamas, St. Kitts, Montserrat, Puerto Rico, Cuba, Jamaica and others. The volume also features interviews with two of the Caribbean’s most prestigious writers, Derek Walcott from St. Lucia, poet and playwright, who won the Nobel Prize in 1992, and Edwidge Danticat of Haiti.