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Aug 25, 2003 — The Caribbean Writer, an international literary anthology published in the summer of each year by the University of the Virgin Islands, has recently released Volume 17 in its series.
The anthology retains a Caribbean focus and, like its predecessors, this volume features the work of writers in the region and abroad, including writers and artists from the Virgin Islands, said a release. In its continuing mission to encourage creative writing and criticism in the region, The Caribbean Writer publishes book reviews, drama, personal essays, poetry, short fiction, special sections that celebrate the work of acclaimed writers, and translations.
Among the highlights in the current volume are a special section on Guyanese writer Wilson Harris, poetry and prose by Opal Palmer Adisa, book reviews by an international gathering of critics and intellectuals, and imaginative works of such Virgin Islanders as Brenda Y. Jackson, Winston Nugent, and Althea Romeo-Mark.
As is customary, the issue recognizes the prizewinners of the previous volume. Winners include Loretta Collins, the Daily News Prize for poetry; Joanne Hyppolite, the Canute Brodhurst Prize for short fiction; and Deverita Carty Sturdivant, the Marguerite Cobb McKay Prize for a Virgin Islander.
Volume 17 of The Caribbean Writer is currently available at The Bookie, Memories of St. Croix, Magazines and More, Undercover Books and Whim Museum on St. Croix; Tropical Memories and Dockside Bookshop on St. Thomas; Heritage Books and Arts on Tortola; as well as in both UVI bookstores. Copies may also be ordered directly from the publication's office at 692-4152; by e-mail to qmars@uvi.edu or orders@thecaribbeanwriter.com ; or from The Caribbean Writer's secure server Web site.

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