Call For Submissions: Volume 2.2 (Summer 2018)

Volume 2.2 (Summer 2018)*

Caribbean Writers, Performance Artists, and Visual Artists Working From Canada

Important Note:  Volume 2.2 was to be published in Summer 2017. Due to geographical relocation by the editor, Caribbean Vistas 2.2 will be published in late Summer 2018.

All persons who previously submitted and are still interested in publishing their work, [please] forward abstracts by March 30, 2018.

Caribbean Vistas Journal: Critiques of Caribbean Arts and Cultures
Contact email:
Editor: Dr. Emily Allen Williams


Volume 2.2 (Summer 2018) will highlight the work of Caribbean Writers, Performance Artists, and Visual Artists working from Canada.

[Note:  Essays, poetry, literary non-fiction, visual art, performance art videos, et. al. on other topical areas also will be considered.]

Critical essays on all aspects of Caribbean Writers [working from Canada] are welcomed entries.

Previously unpublished poetry and literary nonfiction from Caribbean artists [working from Canada] are welcomed entries.

Visual art images and video links to performances by Caribbean artists [working from Canada] accompanied by artistic statements also will be accepted for publication consideration.

Interviews with Caribbean Artists [working from Canada] will be considered as a special feature of Volume 2.2 (Summer 2018).

For consideration by the editorial board, abstracts of 100-200 words may be sent to the editor at The deadline for abstracts is  March 30, 2018.

For further information on publication specifications, visit the online journal at

*All issues can be accessed on the EBSCO Research database beginning in 2018.

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Seminar on Trans Caribbean Culture at ACLA

Dr. Keja Valens (Salem State University) is  organizing a seminar on Trans Caribbean Culture at the ACLA.  Please click on the following link for more information:

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Kamau Brathwaite wins the 2015 Frost Medal

Kamau Brathwaite was born in Bridgetown, Barbados, in 1930. He studied at Harrison College in Barbados, graduated with honors from Pembroke College, Cambridge, England, and received his Ph.D. from the University of Sussex. He is the author of numerous books of poetry including Elegguas (Wesleyan University Press, 2010), Born to Slow Horses (2005), Ancestors (New Directions, 2001), Words Need Love Too (2000), Black + Blues (1995), Roots 1993), and Trenchtown Rock (1993), among others. He has taught at Harvard University, New York University, and the University of the West Indies, as well as serving in Ghana’s Ministry of Education.

The 2015 Annual Awards ceremony, which will honor Kamau Brathwaite and celebrate the winners of the Poetry Society of America’s 10 other annual awards, will take place on Thursday, April 16th at 7:00 pm at the National Arts Club.

The Poetry Society of America, the nation’s oldest poetry organization, was founded in 1910 for the purpose of creating a public forum for the advancement, enjoyment, and understanding of poetry. Through a diverse array of programs, initiatives, contests, and awards, the PSA works to build a larger audience for poetry, to encourage a deeper appreciation of the art, and to place poetry at the crossroads of American life. The PSA’s signature program is Poetry in Motion, featuring poems on transit systems across the country.

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Volume 2.1 (2015) To Be Published – April 19, 2015

Volume 2.1 (2015)  – Caribbean Vistas: Critiques of Caribbean Arts and Cultures – will be published on April 19, 2015.

This issue dedicated to the life, vision, and work of the internationally renowned Kamau Brathwaite – cultural critic, historian, and poet – features new poetry by Brathwaite and critical essays on his work.

Additionally, the issue features the artistry of three visual and literary artists from Barbados, Kamau Brathwaite’s country of origin.

Other features of Volume 2.1 (2015) include new poetry by a world renowned Guyanese-Canadian writer, a pictorial critique written in Spanish by a Hispanophone Caribbean critic, ‘Other Diasporic Views’ via an interview, and reviews of three literary works.

Dr. Emily Allen Williams, Editor

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The Black Atlantic Cultural Series

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ICCL Conference – November 2014

International Conference on Caribbean Literature – November 5-7, 2014

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Call For Papers – Volume 2.1 (Winter 2014) Special Issue on Kamau Brathwaite


Caribbean Vistas Journal

Critiques of Caribbean Arts and Cultures

Volume 2:1 (Winter 2014-15)

 Kamau Brathwaite

Kamau Brathwaite

Kamau Brathwaite’s Canon

Cultural, Literary, and Historical Significance

Kamau Brathwaite is unquestionably one of the signature voices of Caribbean cultural, literary, and historical production in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. His work is unparalleled in the arenas of cultural theory, historical studies, literary criticism, and poetry. As an award-winning contemporary poet, Kamau Brathwaite has creatively exposed international audiences to arenas such as creoleness, history, identity, nation language, tidalectics, and Caribbean African heritage.

Volume 2.1 (Winter 2014-15) will highlight and celebrate the international reach of Kamau Brathwaite’s contributions in Caribbean theoretical studies and his inimitable poetic stylings. Brathwaite’s work synthesizes the diverse as well as related disciplines of history, linguistics, performance art, sociology, cultural studies, and literature.

For this issue, Caribbean Vistas invites essays on Kamau Brathwaite’s work from Anglophone, Francophone, Hispanophone, and Dutch Caribbean (written in English) perspectives.

Previously unpublished poetry and literary nonfiction of Caribbean literary artists are also welcomed.

Visual art images and video links to performances accompanied by artistic statements will also be accepted for publication consideration.

Specifications, including style sheets, are available from the editor.

Abstracts of 100-200 words may be made to the editor by electronic mail at The deadline for abstracts is October 20 , 2014.  Accepted papers will be due on November 20, 2014.

Electronic mail submissions are accepted in Microsoft Word format only.

All submissions must follow the current Modern Language Association Documentation Style.

For biographical information on Kamau Brathwaite and an excerpt from one of his prize-winning readings, click this link:

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