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The Spring 2016 Issue of Callaloo—Out Now!

Announcing Callaloo (39.2), featuring a special section on Contemporary African American Poetry*



Also including:

  • Elizabeth Acevedo
  • A.H. Jerriod Avant
  • Desiree Bailey
  • Jennifer Bartell
  • Joshua Bennett
  • Celeste-Marie Bernier
  • John P. Bowles
  • Jana Evans Braziel
  • Jeremy Michael Clark
  • Nandi Comer
  • Mary Alice Daniel
  • Safia Elhillo
  • Rachel Eliza Griffiths
  • Alysia Nicole Harris
  • Amaud Jamaul Johnson
  • Andy Johnson
  • Taylor Johnson
  • Nancy Kang
  • Joshua Lam
  • Rickey Laurentiis
  • Airea D. Matthews
  • Jamaal May
  • Nathan McClain
  • Dante Micheaux
  • Jonah Mixo-Webster
  • Matthew Mullins
  • Ladan Osman
  • Gregory Pardlo
  • L.G. Parker
  • Justin Phillip Reed
  • Roger Reeves
  • Nicholas T. Rinehart
  • Wesley Rothman
  • Nicole Sealey
  • Amy Sherald
  • Safiya Sinclair
  • Wendy Walters
  • Phillip B. Williams

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* “My Mother’s Body” and “Trying to Live” by Charif Shanahan were inadvertently omitted from the special section “Contemporary African American Poetry” in Callaloo 39.2 (2016). The Callaloo staff regrets this omission, which was due to a clerical error. The poems are forthcoming in the Summer 2016 issue, Callaloo 39.3.


The Winter 2016 Issue of Callaloo—Out Now!

Announcing Callaloo (39.1), featuring special sections on Papers on Africa and Its Diaspora from a TORCH Workshop at Oxford University, UK and In Memoriam of Joseph T. Skerrett, Jr.



Also including:

  • Dawit Abebe
  • El Anatsui
  • Desiree Bailey
  • Brett A. Berliner
  • Kifle Selassie Beseat
  • Elleke Boehmer
  • LeRonn P. Brooks
  • Victoria J. Collis-Buthelezi
  • Margo Culley
  • Sarah Claire Dunstan
  • Sharif El Gammal-Ortiz
  • Jed Fazakarley
  • Sean Hill
  • Nicole Jackson
  • Leslie James
  • K.L. Killebrew
  • Randall Knoper
  • Prudence C. Layne
  • Helen Elaine Lee
  • James Leheny
  • John Wharton Lowe
  • Nathaniel Mackey
  • Justine McConnell
  • Jerome McGann
  • Calista McRae
  • Carl Phillips
  • Angelo D. Robinson
  • Larry D. Thomas
  • Sofia Tirado
  • Jacinda Townsend
  • Stephen Tuck
  • Imaobong D.Umorern
  • Tracy L. Baugh-Manley
  • Daniel Whittall
  • Dagmawi Woubshet

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The Fall 2015 Issue of Callaloo—Out Now!

Announcing the 2015 Summer issue of Callaloo, featuring an interview with and poetry and prose by Ben Okri.

Also including:

  • Kathie Birat
  • Elleke Boehmer
  • Rosemary Clunie
  • Lisa Connell
  • Mariaconcetta Costantini 
  • Eleni Coundouriotis
  • Jóse-Santiago Fernández-Vázquez
  • Stan Galloway
  • Vanessa Guignery
  • Asmund Havsteen-Mikkelsen
  • Nancy Kang
  • Baroness Helena Kennedy, QC
  • Zachary Killebrew
  • Peter Krüger
  • Isiah Lavender, III
  • Yolanda Martínez-San Miguel
  • Mark Mathuray
  • Nii Ayikwei Parkes
  • Lavelle Porter
  • Chris Ringrose
  • M. Tyler Sasser
  • Nicosia Shakes
  • Dawn Miranda Sherratt-Bado
  • Elly Strik
  • Per Wästberg

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The 2015 Issue of CALLALOO • ART—Out Now!

Announcing the second issue of CALLALOO • ART, featuring interviews and essays by:

  • David Adjaye
  • Robert Anderson
  • LeRonn P. Brooks
  • Lonnie Bunch
  • Radiclani Clytus
  • Howard Dodson
  • Philip G. Freelon
  • Kathryn Gustafson
  • Richard Powell

and full color artwork by contemporary DC and Baltimore artists:

  • Derrick Adams
  • Maya Freelon Asante
  • [Iona] Rozeal [Brown]
  • Sonya Clark
  • Brnadon Coley Cox
  • Sharon Farmer
  • "Aziza" Claudia Gibson-Hunter
  • Martha Jackson Jarvis
  • Eric N. Mack
  • Michael B. Platt
  • Jamea Richmond-Edwards
  • Ellington Robinson
  • Amber Robles-Gordon
  • Paul Rucker
  • Joyce J. Scott
  • Shinique Smith
  • Renée Stout
  • Joyce Wellman
  • Deborah Willis

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The Summer 2015 Issue of Callaloo—Out Now!

Announcing the 2015 Summer issue of Callaloo, featuring poetry by Ishion Hutchinson, Tyehimba Jess, and Tracy K. Smith, fiction by Jacinda Townsend, creative nonfiction by Fred D’Aguiar, artwork by Evangeline J. Montgomery, and a special section on the 2014 CALLALOO CONFERENCE with essays by Joan Anim-Addo, Barbara Chase-Riboud, Howard Dodson, and John McCluskey, Jr.

Also including:

  • Derrick Austin
  • Courtney Bryan
  • Floyd Coleman
  • Ida Faubert
  • Danielle Legros Georges
  • Eric J. Henderson
  • Sedrick Huckaby
  • Erica Moiah James
  • Lori Leavell
  • Chana Kai Lee
  • Valérie Loichot
  • Timothy S. Lyle
  • Koritha Mitchell
  • Janet Mock
  • Xavier Nicholas
  • Joann Pavletich
  • Hermine Pinson
  • Robert F. Reid-Pharr
  • Erin Michael Salius

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A. H. Jerriod Avant, Callaloo Fellow in residency at Vermont Studio Center in June 2015

This recording blends two readings he did during his stay at VSC: the first, in the Mason House library, serves as a quiet introduction or segue into his second public reading in the Lecture Hall:










The Burden of History: An Interview with Ravi Howard

"Growing up in Montgomery, I heard stories about the Civil Rights Movement from people who never became famous. That experience had an impact on my storytelling."

Read Sebastian Matthew's interview with Ravi Howard at Fiction Writers Review.









Brown University – June 10-13, 2015

Join us at Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, for the 2015 CALLALOO CONFERENCE, June 10-13, 2015. This year's panels and presentations will focus on two themes, "Monuments and Memorialization" and "Race, Culture, Class, and Identity in Brazil." Meetings and discussions held at this gathering will serve to inform our planning committees as they prepare for CALLALOO CONFERENCES in 2016 (in the United States) and in 2017 (in Salvador da Bahia, Brazil).

See the full 2015 CALLALOO CONFERENCE program online, here.









The Spring 2015 Issue of Callaloo—Out Now!

Announcing the 2015 Spring issue of Callaloo, featuring interviews with and work by Myronn Hardy and Andrea Levy, poetry by Major Jackson and A. Van Jordan, fiction by Percival Everett and Clarence Major, and artwork by Martha Jackson Jarvis.

Also including:

  • Abby Ajayi
  • Aja Monet Bacquie
  • Desiree Bailey
  • Heather Barker
  • Jennifer Bartell
  • LeRonn P. Brooks
  • Christi Cartwright
  • Mary Jean Chan
  • Ching-In Chen
  • Jeremy Clark
  • Ama Codjoe
  • Rachel Corbman
  • Sharai Erima
  • Ravi Howard
  • Nancy Kang
  • Ashley L. Mack-Jackson
  • Irène Mathieu
  • Maaza Mengiste
  • Isaac Ginsberg Miller
  • Deonne N. Minto
  • Renée Elizabeth Neely
  • Gregory Pardlo
  • Justin Rogers-Cooper
  • Damon Sajnani
  • Flora A. Trebi-Ollennu
  • Rhaisa Kameela Williams

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Gregory Pardlo's Digest Wins Pulitzer Prize for Poetry

NEW YORK – (AP)  Digest by Gregory Pardlo has won the Pulitzer Prize for poetry. The judges cited Pardlo's "clear-voiced poems that bring readers the news from 21st Century America, rich with thought, ideas and histories public and private."

Read more here.

CONGRATULATIONS, Gregory, from the rest of the CALLALOO team!

















UNCHAINING SELVES: The Power of the Neo-Slave Narrative Genre—
A Callaloo Call for Papers


Callaloo invites papers for a special issue on Neo-Slave Narratives guest edited by Joan Anim-Addo (Goldsmiths, University of London) and Maria Helena Lima (SUNY Geneseo).

Project Description:

Since the last decades of the twentieth century, writers across the African Diaspora have drawn on elements of the narrative structure and thematic configuration of slave narratives in their recovery of the genre.[1] The main reasons for this seemingly widespread desire to rewrite a genre that officially lost its usefulness with the abolition of slavery are to re-affirm the historical value of the original slave narrative and/or to reclaim the humanity of the enslaved by (re)imagining their subjectivity. No other genre has undergone such widespread creolization—both a process and a concept used to describe many forms of contact across a wide range of cultural and ideological formations—having become a mode shared by many cultures in an uneven yet interdependent world. The term is understood here as simultaneously descriptive and analytical: creolization emerges from the lived experience of peoples and provides a theoretical framework that does justice to the realities of subaltern lives. Compellingly, as Lars Eckstein writes, “while most colonial testimonies of slavery have long disappeared from the working memory of today’s Black Atlantic societies, the prejudices and stereotypes they conveyed [unfortunately] have not.”.[2] Writing about neo-slave narratives, Ashraf Rushdy defines such “palimpsest narratives” as fiction in which a contemporary character is “forced to adopt a bi-temporal perspective that shows the continuity and discontinuities from the period of slavery.” In these narratives, “the present is always written against a background where the past is erased but still legible.”[3]

Essays should address some of the complexities of contemporary neo-slave narratives:

  • the global nature of slavery and hence the need for different representations rather than privileging the US context and perspective on slavery and slave culture;
  • the impact some of these narratives have on creating an alternative national imaginary—perhaps even a transnational imaginary;
  • the movement and multiplicity inherent to the process of diaspora permeating the neo-slave narrative genre;
  • the neo-slave narrative as a hybrid form, a combination not only of the seemingly oral and written but of various other generic modes;
  • the neo-slave narrative as post-memory—trauma survival accounts—the body as a site of memory;
  • the neo-slave narrative as “counter memory”;
  • the neo-slave narrative reconceptualization of community and home;
  • the neo-slave narrative as critique of contemporary historiography—“the sea is history” in Derek Walcott’s words;
  • the neo-slave narrative in queer/erotic contexts;
  • the neo-slave narrative as song (i.e. as opera, reggae, and/or dancehall songs).


Callaloo Submission Guidelines:

Manuscripts must be submitted online through the Callaloo manuscript submission system by July 10, 2015. Please see the submission guidelines here: http://callaloo.expressacademic.org/login.php. In order to submit a manuscript, you must register with the online system. The registration process will only take a few minutes. When submitting your manuscript, be sure to select "SI Neo-Slave Narrative" as the Document Category. All manuscripts will follow the usual review process for submissions, and the Callaloo editor will make all final editorial decisions.

Guest Editors:

Joan Anim-Addo is Professor of Caribbean Literature and Culture at Goldsmiths, University of London, where she teaches courses on Caribbean Literature, diaspora, Black British writing, and Creative Writing. Her research focuses on literature, history, the black diaspora, feminism, and the Caribbean. She is Director of the Centre for Caribbean Studies. Her publications include the libretto, Imoinda (2008); the poetry collection, Janie Cricketing Lady (2006); and the literary history, Touching the Body: History, Language and African-Caribbean Women’s Writing (2007). Her co-edited books include Interculturality and Gender (2009), Caribbean-Scottish Relations: Colonial and Contemporary Inscriptions in History, Language and Literature (2007), and I am Black, White, Yellow: An Introduction to the Black Body in Europe (2007). She is co-editor of the Feminist Review Special Issues “Affect and Creolisation” (2013) and “Black British Feminisms” (2014).

Maria Helena Lima is a Professor of English at SUNY Geneseo, where she has been teaching courses on genre, postcolonial literatures and theories, women’s studies, literatures of the African Diaspora, and Black British writing and culture since 1992. Lima has published on Merle Collins, Jamaica Kincaid, Caryl Phillips, Merle Hodge, and Zee Edgell in such journals as Callaloo, Obsidian III: Literature in the African Diaspora, BMa: The Sonia Sanchez Review, ARIEL: A Review of International English Literature, Feminist Studies, and Genre. More recently, she translated and co-edited with Miriam Alves a bilingual anthology of short fiction by Afro-Brazilian Women, Women Righting / Mulheres Escre-vendo (Mango 2005), and published entries on Andrea Levy, Dorothea Smartt, and Meera Syal in the Dictionary of Literary Biography, volume 347: “Twenty-First-Century ‘Black’ British Writers” (Gale 2009). Her essay “A Written Song: Andrea Levy’s Neo-Slave Narrative” was published in EnterText 9, a special issue on Andrea Levy (http://www.brunel.ac.uk/cbass/arts-humanities/research/entertext/issues/...), and her essay, “The Choice of Opera for a Revisionist History: Joan Anim-Addo’s Imoinda as a Neo-Slave Narrative” was published in Transcultural Roots Uprising: The Rhizomatic Languages, Literatures and Cultures of the Caribbean (2013).




[1] Neo-slave narratives include such diverse works as

  • Alex Haley's Roots (1976)
  • Ishmael Reed's Flight to Canada (1976)
  • Octavia Butler's Kindred (1979)
  • Barbara Chase-Riboud's Sally Hemings (1979) and The President's Daughter (1994)
  • David Bradley's The Chaneysville Incident (1981)
  • Charles Johnson's Oxherding Tale (1982) and Middle Passage (1990)
  • Sherley Anne Williams's Dessa Rose (1986)
  • Toni Morrison's Beloved (1987)
  • J. California Cooper's Family (1992) and In Search of Satisfaction (1994)
  • Caryl Phillips's Crossing the River (1994)
  • Louise Meriwether's Fragments of the Ark (1994)
  • Fred D'Aguiar's The Longest Memory (1994) and Feeding the Ghosts (1997)
  • Lorene Cary's The Price of a Child (1995)
  • Edward P. Jones's The Known World (2003)
  • Valerie Mason-John’s Borrowed Body (2005)
  • Andrea Levy’s The Long Song (2010)
  • M. NourBese Philip’s ZONG! (2011)

to name only a few.

[2] Eckstein, Lars. Re-Membering the Black Atlantic: On the Poetics and Politics of Literary Memory. Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2006. 113.

[3] Rushdy, Ashraf. Neo-slave Narratives: Studies in the Social Logic of a Literary Form. New York: Oxford UP, 1999. 5, 8.







The Winter 2015 Issue of Callaloo—Out Now!


Announcing the Winter 2015 issue of Callaloo, featuring interviews with Howard Dodson and David C. Driskell, poetry by Janice N. Harrington and Jamaal May, drama by Yusef Komunyakaa, fiction by Thylias Moss, and artwork by Helen Evans Ramsaran.

Also including:

  • Pauline Baird
  • Marquis Bey
  • Roger Bonair-Agard
  • Marissa Brown
  • Jamie Brummer
  • Andre Carrington
  • Angela Castro
  • Marc C. Conner
  • Michelle Cowin-Mensah
  • Leesa  Fenderson
  • Amy Fish
  • Thomas Genova
  • Jesse A. Goldberg
  • Celucien Joseph
  • Stacy Parker Le Melle
  • Orlando Ricardo Menes
  • Renae L. Mitchell
  • Eric H. Newman
  • Phillip M. Richards
  • Mahtem  Shiferraw
  • Vanessa K. Valdes

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Callaloo Poets Gregory Pardlo and Jericho Brown Nominated for NAACP Image Award


Nominated in the category of “Outstanding Literary Work–Poetry,” Callaloo poets Gregory Pardlo and Jericho Brown have garnered well-deserved recognition for their creative work by the NAACP Image Award Nominating Committee. Pardlo’s Digest (Four Way Books) and Brown’s The New Testament (Copper Canyon Press) will be featured alongside other excellent books of poetry at the 46th NAACP Image Awards on Friday, February 6.











Callaloo is now accepting applications for the 2015 CALLALOO CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOP, which will be hosted by The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities at Oxford University, July 12-18, 2015. We invite submissions of poetry, fiction, or creative nonfiction for admission consideration for this intensive weeklong workshop in Oxford, England.

Maaza Mengiste, Vievee Francis, and Fred D'Aguiar will serve as the 2015 workshop leaders.

Applications must be submitted online at http://callaloo.expressacademic.org/login.php no later than March 15, 2015. Each application must consist of a brief cover letter and writing sample (no more than five pages of poetry or twelve pages of prose fiction or nonfiction). To complete and submit your application, go to http://callaloo.tamu.edu/node/233

For additional information, email (callaloo@tamu.edu) or call (979-458-3108).










CALLALOO is now accepting applications for the 2015 CALLALOO CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOP, which will be hosted by the Center for the Study of Slavery & Justice at Brown University, May 31-June 13, 2015. We invite submissions of poetry or fiction for admission consideration for this intensive two-week workshop in Providence, Rhode Island.

Vievee Francis, Ravi Howard, Maaza Mengiste, and Gregory Pardlo will serve as the 2015 workshop leaders.

Applications must be submitted online at http://callaloo.expressacademic.org/login.php no later than February 15, 2015. Each application must consist of a brief cover letter and writing sample (no more than five pages of poetry or twelve pages of prose fiction). To complete and submit your application, go to http://callaloo.tamu.edu/node/232

For additional information, email (callaloo@tamu.edu) or call (979-458-3108).










CALLALOO is now accepting applications for the 2015 Barbados CALLALOO CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOP (CCWW) until January 15, 2015. Given the success of this year’s inaugural Barbados CCWW at the University of the West Indies in Cave Hill, the 2015 workshop is sure to be yet another engaging, rigorous, and inspiring event. We invite you to spend May 17-23, 2015, with CALLALOO in Cave Hill, Barbados.

The 2015 Barbados CCWW will be hosted by The Faculty of Humanities and Education at the University of the West Indies at Cave Hill. Vievee Francis and Ravi Howard will serve as the 2015 workshop leaders.


Applications must be submitted online at http://callaloo.expressacademic.org/login.php no later than January 15, 2015. Each applicant must submit a brief cover letter and writing sample (no more than five pages of poetry or twelve pages of prose fiction). To complete & submit your application, go to http://callaloo.tamu.edu/node/231

For additional information, email (callaloo@tamu.edu) or call (979-458-3108).









A perfect stocking stuffer from CALLALOO 


Are you planning to give gifts to family, friends, and colleagues for the holidays?  Why not give each of them a copy of CALLALOO ART (Johns Hopkins University Press)  as a gift?  That way, you will not only give back to your community; you will also help African Diaspora artists by supporting the annual forum which now publishes them.  Please help us in this new project.  To order copies, follow this link: https://www.press.jhu.edu/cgi-bin/order.cgi?oc_id=21


Under the heading “Print single issues,” you will find a listing for volume 37, number 4 of the journal: Callaloo Art & Culture in the African Diaspora. Simply click the checkbox and add the item to your cart to select the number of issues you would like to purchase. Thank you for your support.

















A Snapshot of the 2014 CALLALOO CONFERENCE by Koritha Mitchell

"I moderated the opening ceremonies, during which Dr. Charles Rowell reminded us of his reasons for making the conference an annual event in 2008 and working so tirelessly to continue the tradition. Natasha Trethewey welcomed us to Emory University and shared how important Callaloo has been to her extraordinary journey.

The centerpiece of the opening night was a dramatic reading of The Ballad of Emmett Till by its author. Ifa Bayeza brought her poetic drama to life, presenting Emmett Till as a teenager with a strong sense of self. While most of the 140+ works about Till focus on his mother’s courage or his iconic status, Bayeza puts his personality front and center." Read more...










Eric Henderson Explores the Age-old Question, “Where Does Art Come From?” along with, “What Constitutes Americana?” on The Huffington Post.

“We, as the public, only see a small number of works compared to the volume of work and the potential for exhibition. It comes from artists who have their own money, those who find patrons, or from those few who, with sheer tenacity, will themselves over walls and through gauntlets of ‘NO!’” Read more…


Also, read Henderson’s article on artists Will Roberson and City (formerly "Jemini the Gifted One") here.









2014 London CALLALOO CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOP to be hosted by Brixton’s Black Cultural Archives










Marking Time: Prison Arts and Activism Conference

Hosted by the Institute for Research on Women, “Marking Time” will bring together artists, activists, scholars, and community groups for workshops, performances, and lectures pertaining to prison arts and activism.










Inaugural issue of Callaloo Art coming October 2014 









Alliance Theatre presents Natasha Trethewey’s Native Guard

We are pleased and honored to announce the performance of Natasha Trethewey's Native Guard on the Hertz Stage, Atlanta, Georgia, September 26, 2014, to October 19, 2014. Find additional information, click on the link that follows: http://alliancetheatre.org/production/native-guard


"History and memory collide in this theatrical staging of Pulitzer Prize winner and national Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey's searing poetry."


"Winner of the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for poetry, U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey’s Native Guard will be staged for the first time in this special Hertz Stage world premiere. Native Guard will take to the stage with music, image, and text in this special Hertz Stage world premiere. Native Guard juxtaposes the deeply personal experiences of Trethewey, a child of a then-illegal marriage between her black mother and white father living in 1960s Mississippi, with the experience of a soldier in the Native Guard, the first African-American Union troop in the Civil War, who was charged with guarding white Confederate captives. Years after her mother's tragic death, Trethewey reclaims her memory, just as she reclaims the voices of the black soldiers whose service has been all but forgotten. Join us nightly for Act II—a participatory experience hosted by community leaders, cast, and Alliance staff."









The 2014 Callaloo Conference at Emory University










Harper Collins Publishers to publish "Driving the King" 


HarperCollins Publishers announces the forthcoming publication of Driving the King, “a daring and brilliant novel that explores race and class in 1950s America, witnessed through the experiences of Nat King Cole and his driver, Nat Weary.” Driving the King is the second novel by Ravi Howard, an Associate Editor of CALLALOO. Find more information here:










Rita Dove receives 25th honorary doctorate from Yale University

“For writing ‘lyrical poetry that dances and sings off the page’ and for being ‘a passionate advocate for cultural and literary diversity,’ Rita Dove, Commonwealth Professor of English at the University of Virginia, received an Honorary Doctor of Letters from Yale University and those complimentary words from its president, Peter Salovey.”   Read more...









Jerriod Avant’s photography featured on Columbia Literary Journal Blog

“Catch & Release,” the literary blog of COLUMBIA, a journal of literature and art, features the photography of CALLALOO contributor Jerriod Avant:   Click here to view.









"Humanity Beyond the Regime of Labor: Antiblackness, Indigeneity, and the Legacies of Colonialism in the Caribbean" by Shona N. Jackson

"In 1970, the late Caribbean historian Elsa Goveia wrote that what unifies Caribbean society and culture is the subordination of blacks. It is a claim that has been roundly ignored within contemporary political and cultural work that seeks to frame Caribbean cultures in terms of survival, continuity, transformation, and the embrace of blackness. Goveia’s words, however, are as true today as they were then."  Read more...









Forthcoming poetry collection by Gregory Pardlo


Four Way Books announces the publication of Digest, the second collection of poetry by Gregory Pardlo, an Associate Editor of Callaloo. Find more information and an excerpt here.









Yoruba Richen recommends CALLALOO article by Koritha Mitchell

Yoruba Richen, documentary filmmaker and director of the award-winning film The New Black, recommends Koritha Mitchell’s “Love in Action,” which was published in the 2013 Summer issue of Callaloo. See Richen's full list of recommendations here.









Gregory Pardlo & Maaza Mengiste to read at UWI-Cave Hill


For more information about the inaugural Callaloo Creative Writing Workshop in Barbados, click here.









Michael K Talyor Opens Houston Exhibition on April 11th!









Hew Locke  Featured by ARTnews Magazine

The April 2014 Issue of ARTnews Magazine is featuring Hew Locke!  Be sure to check out the article entitled "Every Toy Jaguar Has Its Place" by Elizabeth Fullerton.  A portfolio of Locke's artwork and his interview with Callaloo's editor, Charles H. Rowell, will be featured in our upcoming Summer 2014. 

For more information about the article, click here.









Koritha Mitchell's Lecture on Lynching

We invite you to listen to Koritha Mitchell's extraordinary and timely lecture on lynching.

You might recall Dr. Mitchell's essay, "Love in Action: Noting Similarities between Lynching Then and Anti-LGBT Violence Now,"  Callaloo 36.3 (Summer 2013), pp. 689-717.









Percival Everett - Finalist for 2014 PEN/Faulkner Award

Percival Everett, author of over 20 books, is a finalist for the 2014 PEN/Faulkner Award for his novel Percival Everett by Virgil Russell. An advisory and contributing editor of CALLALOO, Percival Everett is Distinguished Professor of English at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. The winner of the award will be announced on April 2, 2014.

For more information about the award, click on http://www.penfaulkner.org/award-for-fiction/









A Major Review of Fred D'Aguiar's New Novel, Children of Paradise

A major review of Fred D’Aguiar’s new novel, Children of Paradise, will appear in the Book Review Section of The New York Times, Sunday March 9, 2014. On the same reading session with Nuruddin Farah and Ben Okri, Fred D’Aguiar, a professor of creative writing at Virginia Tech, read from the manuscript of this novel last November at the 2013 CALLALOO CONFERENCE, held at Oxford University in the United Kingdom.

But do not forget the review in The New York Times on Sunday, March 9, 2014.









Angles of Ascent: A Norton Anthology of Contemporary African American Poetry

Edited by Charles Henry Rowell

For additional information about the anthology, CLICK HERE.







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