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July 24, 2001 – The latest volume of "The Caribbean Writer," the annual literary anthology published by the University of the Virgin Islands, is off the presses and into local bookstores.
Marking the publication's 15th anniversary, the new volume includes a brief history of the anthology itself by editor Erika J. Waters.
It also features an interview with Errol Hill, "Caribbean Theatre Pioneer," by Waters; a special section of new poems, collectively titled Muse," by Opal Palmer Adisa; and the poetry of Haitian writer Rodney Saint-Éloi as translated from French into English by poet Edwidge Danticat.
The cover artwork is by Danica David.
Other poets whose work appears in the issue include Willi Chen, Gabriel DiLorenzo, Howard A. Fergus, Delores Gauntlett, Patricia Gill, Cecil Gray, Patricia Harkins-Pierre, Laurence Lieberman, Mbala, Jennifer Rahim, Thomas Reiter and Virgil Suarez. There are short fiction selections by Cyril Dabydeen, Maria Lemus, Virgin Suarez and Marvin E. Williams.
Among those contributing book reviews are Brenda F. Berrian, Bruce Berlind, June D. Bobb, Valerie Knowles Combie, Vincent Cooper, J. Michael Dash, Kwame Dawes, Phillis and David Gershator, Arnold Highfield, Louis James, Bruce King, Roberta Q. Knowles, Eugene V. Mohr, Evelyn O'Callaghan, Sandra Pouchet Paquet, Maud Pierre-Charles and Geoffrey Philip, among others.
For the complete table of contents, go to thecaribbeanwriter.
The anthology includes an index of Volumes 11-15.
Volume 15 of "The Caribbean Writer" is available on St. Croix at The Bookie, Memories of St. Croix, Magazines and More, Undercover Books, the Whim Plantation Museum store and the UVI bookshop; on St. Thomas at Dockside Bookshop, Tropical Memories and the UVI bookstore; and on Tortola at Heritage Books and Arts. Copies can be ordered direct from the Caribbean Writer offices by calling 692-4152 or e-mailing to Quilin Mars.

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