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Volume 22 of The Caribbean Writer is Published

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 22 in its series. The anthology retains a Caribbean focus and features the work of writers in the region and abroad (including writers and artists from the Virgin Islands).

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 Virgin Islands artists Roy Lawaetz and Maud Pierre-Charles, and an interview with renowned Jamaican writer Rachel Manley. Additionally, the poetry and fiction components include work by Opal Palmer Adisa, Arnold Highfield, Tregenza Roach, and Althea Romeo-Mark. Finally, the journal highlights art by Virgin Islanders, and it contains book reviews by an international gathering of critics and intellectuals.

As we do each year, we recognize the prize winners of the previous volume. These are the Daily News Prize for poetry awarded to Frances-Marie Coke, The Canute A. Brodhurst Prize for short fiction won by Shayla Hawkins, The Charlotte and Isidor Paiewonsky Prize for first-time publication earned by Andray Volney, The David Hough Literary Prize for an author residing in the Caribbean awarded to Diana McCaulay, and The Marguerite Cobb McKay Prize for a Virgin Islands author received by Maud Pierre-Charles.

Volume 22 of The Caribbean Writer is currently available at local bookstores on St. Thomas, St. Croix and St. John; as well as in both UVI bookstores. Copies can also be ordered directly from The Caribbean Writer's office by calling (340) 692-4152 or emailing The Caribbean Writer is currently accepting submissions for Volume 23.