This page has grown fairly quickly, so I’m breaking it up in to two pages. For A – M, go here. For books, go here. This is exclusively for creative pieces by Antiguans and Barbudans accepted to established literary journals, festivals (and other notable literary platforms), and contests (not pieces posted only to personal blogs) as I discover (and in some cases, re-discover) them. Primarily, the focus is on pieces accessible online (i.e. linkable) because those are easiest to find; but it is not limited to these. It is intended as a record of our publications and presentation of creative works beyond sole authored books. Naturally, I’ll miss some things. You can recommend (in fact, I welcome your recommendations), but, as with all areas of the site, additions/subtractions are at the discretion of the admin.
PHILLIPS, ROWAN RICARDO – reading at Poets Out Loud – 2011
PHILLIPS, ROWAN RICARDO – Reverse Eurydice and Apollo: Season Three – Granta – 2010.
RICHARDS, ROSALIE – Smitten – Tongues of the Ocean – 2014
ROMEO-MARK, ALTHEA – Runners in the Marathon of Time – Womanspeak: A Journal of Art and Writing by Caribbean Women Volume 8 – 2016
ROMEO-MARK, ALTHEA – Camp – Moko: Caribbean Arts & Letters – 2016
Excerpt: “We read menacing messages in the scowls
of passers-by. Some circle around,
mark the territory with treads of footprints,
count down days to our departure.”
ROMEO-MARK, ALTHEA – Neighbour’s in the Wood Shack, Desiree’s Revenge, Flawless, Play-Mamas, and A Kind of Refuge/Living in Limbo – Womanspeak: A Journal of Writing and Art by Caribbean Women, Volume 7 – 2013
ROMEO-MARK, ALTHEA – The Haunt of Alma Negron in St. Somewhere – 2013
ROMEO-MARK, ALTHEA – Burdened (which is quoted below along with six others) – Published in KRITYA Poetry Journal, Fall 2012 (www.kritya.in).
Excerpt: “Everything is on her head.
She trudges forward.
A straw mat tops the aluminum basin
filled with rescued essentials.
Her face, veiled in dust,
masks the fear beating her breast.
Her feet, swollen from endless trooping,
take her where others go.
Carrying memories of death,
she follows a long trek to nowhere,
and pauses only to suckle the child
strapped to her back.”
Excerpt: “She loved the rhythm
of their singing
and the music of letters
spun off tongues,
that whirled in her ears.”
ROMEO-MARK, ALTHEA – Liberian Curfew at Tongues of the Ocean – 2010.
ROMEO-MARK, ALTHEA – The Nation Builders – at Medellin Poetry Festival – 2010.
“…condemned as job snatchers
Pounced on by immigration
They are herded into vans
Shackled like cattle…”
ROMEO-MARK, ALTHEA – Waking the Obeah Within Us a series including the poems Jumbi Eyes, Clippings, Turn the Broomstick Up, FRAID, Web Weaving at Women Writers- 2008
ROMEO-MARK, ALTHEA – Revolution and Reggae published in Calabash – 2007.
ROMEO-MARK, ALTHEA –Easter Sunday – published in The Caribbean Writer – Volume 10 1996
Excerpt: “They say if you come back they goin’ block the entrance to the church.”
“For what? What I do to them?”
“They say you make the man leave his wife of twenty years to marry you.”
“But, that’s their business?”
“They don’t see how Joseph could leave his wife to marry you. You know what they call you?”
“Black, ugly, long mouth. . .”
ROMEO-MARK, ALTHEA – Nager Man, Poverty, No Teeth Nana, Cha-Cha Town’s Blackbird – published in Palaver – Downtown Poet’s Co-op, New York, 1978.
done gone long time.”
SIMON, MONIQUE S. – Color of Love – published in Calabash Volume 3 Number 2 Fall/Winter 2005
SIMON, MONIQUE S. – NIGHT LIGHT (Ode to Bolans Village, Antigua –‘Home’) – published in Calabash Volume 3 Number 2 Fall/Winter 2005
Excerpt: “It was night, so it was light
Home for the night light
Man whispering to woman light
Child teasing child ‘bout daytime, schoolyard game light
Extension chord attached to hanging bulb over old wood tables with dominoes, cards,
and checkerboards light
Bob Marley, Short Shirt, King Obstinate, Charlie Pride, old-time calypso light
Home from ‘de week doing live-in maid job light
It was night, so it was light carried like electric current throughout the night in the small
Tonight, Saturday night
Bolans was dark but it was light, real light”
SIMON, MONIQUE S. – Raven in my Arms – published in Calabash Volume 3 Number 2 Fall/Winter 2005
SPENCER, CHARLENE – Stranger – published (p. 31) in The Caribbean Writer Volume 28 – 2014
THOMAS, DEVRA – Her Missing Fingers – Tongues of the Ocean – 2014
WILLIAMS (NOW WHYTE), FLOREE – Yohan! – published in Anansesem
WILLIAMS, ZION EBONY – The Night I went to Cricket – in Tongues of the Ocean – 2014
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