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A & B Writings in Journals, Showcases, and Contests (N – Z)

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.

NANTON, ERROL ‘BUMPY’ – ‘Dance of the Masks’ and selections from Dynamics’ 2007 mas which revisited the best of Antigua’s Carnival over 51 years (visual art – costumes; 2001’s presentation ‘Dance of the Masks’  grew out of Nanton’s fascination with the tribal masks of Africa) – Carnival is All We know: an Anthology Celebrating 50 Years of Antigua’s Carnival and the Creativity of Our Writers & Artists (edited by Joanne C. Hillhouse and published as a supplement in the Daily Observer) – 2007

NICHOLAS, NNEKANaima and Forgiveness (fiction) – in intersectantigua.com – 2020

NICHOLSON, KEMAL OSMELMa Belle (fiction, 2006 Wadadli Pen short story award winner) – Anansesem (the Wadadli Pen special issue) – 2011

NICHOLSON, LIATekin’ Ahn Dey (fiction, 2004 Wadadli Pen short story award winner) – Anansesem (the Wadadli Pen special issue) – 2011

ODLUM, AUTUMNLearning and Loving Pink (non-fiction) – in intersectantigua.com – 2020

O’DONOGHUE, ANGELICARoad Trip to Paradise (fiction, 2006 Wadadli Pen award winning story) – Anansesem (the Wadadli Pen special issue) – 2011

OLATUNJI, MALI – ‘Ghost of a Jambull’ (visual art – photography) – © 1985, this image consists of layered elements i.e. Fort James jetty looking towards St. John’s, lit by moonlight, over the image of a Bull. “The concept has to do with evanescing, and final death of one of our African inherited cultural icons, killed in the artist’s view by the embracement of modernity (outsider-ness) and the over-willing negation of our lived traditions (self-ness). The Bull is hovering over St. John’s harbour in search of his killers to BUTT them to hell.” (accompanying text) – Carnival is All We know: an Anthology Celebrating 50 Years of Antigua’s Carnival and the Creativity of Our Writers & Artists (edited by Joanne C. Hillhouse and published as a supplement in the Daily Observer) – 2007

O’MARDE, DORBRENEExcerpt from Send out You Hand (a novel) (fiction) – Tongues of the Ocean (special issue – Artists and Writers of Antigua and Barbuda edited by Joanne C. Hillhouse) – 2014

PERFam Constellation – Me Kali (visual art) – in intersectantigua.com – 2020

PHILLIP, ARITAMental Health and This is not Love (non-fiction) – in intersectantigua.com – 2020

PHILLIPS, ROWAN RICARDONight of the Election (poetry) – Poem of the Day at Poetry Book Society – January 20th 2021

PHILLIPS, ROWAN RICARDOScreens (poetry) – The Night Heron Barks – 2020

PHILLIPS, ROWAN RICARDO – reading at Poets Out Loud – Fordham University – 2011

PHILLIPS, ROWAN RICARDOReverse Eurydice and Apollo: Season Three (poetry) – Granta – 2010

PHILLIPS, ROWAN RICARDO – Closing Night’s Nocturne (poetry) – The New Republic – 2005

PICKERING, ROSIE – Damarae (poetry) – Interviewing the Caribbean (Caribbean Childhood: Traumas and Triumphs Pt. 1) edited by Opal Palmer Adisa – December 2019

PLATTS-COSTELOE, FREYAillustration for The Scary Night by Zuri Holder (art winner in the 2011 Wadadli Pen Challenge) – Anansesem (the Wadadli Pen special issue) – 2011

PRINCE, ALTHEA – How you Panty get wet? (fiction, from her book Ladies of the Night) – in Carnival is All We know: an Anthology Celebrating 50 Years of Antigua’s Carnival and the Creativity of Our Writers & Artists (edited by Joanne C. Hillhouse and published as a supplement in the Daily Observer) – 2007

RICHARDS, ROSALIESmitten  – (poetry, 2012 award winning Wadadli Pen Challenge poem) – Tongues of the Ocean (special issue – Artists and Writers of Antigua and Barbuda edited by Joanne C. Hillhouse) – 2014

RICHARDS, ROSALIEThe Creation (fiction, 2006 award winning Wadadli Pen short story) – Anansesem (Wadadli Pen special edition) – 2011

RICHARDSON, BERNARD – ‘True Blue’ and ‘Colourful Smiles’ (visual art – photography) and 1996 band of the year award winning mas ‘Oh Barbuda!’ (visual art – costumes interpreting features like the frigate bird and Martello Tower) for Vitus Mas Troupe – in Carnival is All We know: an Anthology Celebrating 50 Years of Antigua’s Carnival and the Creativity of Our Writers & Artists (edited by Joanne C. Hillhouse and published as a supplement in the Daily Observer) – 2007

ROMEO-MARK, ALTHEATwo Poems: Crossing Frontiers and Crossing the Road – KabulPress.org – 2019

ROMEO-MARK, ALTHEA – Salacia’s Revenge (poetry) – Womanspeak: A Journal of Art and Writing by Caribbean Women Volume 9 – 2018

ROMEO-MARK, ALTHEA – Runners in the Marathon of Time  (poetry) – Womanspeak: A Journal of Art and Writing by Caribbean Women Volume 8 – 2016

ROMEO-MARK, ALTHEA – Camp (poetry) – 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, ALTHEASmall Island Deprivations Unwanted Visitors (poetry) –  Tongues of the Ocean (special issue – Artists and Writers of Antigua and Barbuda edited by Joanne C. Hillhouse) – 2014

ROMEO-MARK, ALTHEA – Neighbour’s in the Wood Shack, Desiree’s Revenge, Flawless, Play-Mamas, and A Kind of Refuge/Living in Limbo (poetry) – Womanspeak: A Journal of Writing and Art by Caribbean Women, Volume 7 – 2013

ROMEO-MARK, ALTHEAThe Haunt of Alma Negron (poetry) in St. Somewhere – 2013

ROMEO-MARK, ALTHEA – Burdened (poetry – which is quoted below along with six others) – Published in KRITYA Poetry Journal – 2012

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.”

ROMEO-MARK, ALTHEA – Love at first Sound (poetry) – Published in Off the Coast, Maine’s International Literary Journal – 2011

Excerpt: “She loved the rhythm
of their singing
and the music of letters
spun off tongues,
that whirled in her ears.”

ROMEO-MARK, ALTHEALiberian Curfew (poetry) – Tongues of the Ocean – 2010

ROMEO-MARK, ALTHEAThe Nation Builders  (poetry) -at Medellin Poetry Festival – 2010

Excerpt: “…condemned as job snatchers
Pounced on by immigration
They are herded into vans
Shackled like cattle…”

ROMEO-MARK, ALTHEAWaking the Obeah Within Us  (poetry – part of a series including the poems Jumbi Eyes, Clippings, Turn the Broomstick Up, FRAID, Web Weaving) – Women Writers – 2008

ROMEO-MARK, ALTHEARevolution and Reggae (poetry) – Calabash – 2007

ROMEO-MARK, ALTHEAEaster Sunday (poetry) – 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?”
“What?”
“Black, ugly, long mouth. . .”

ROMEO-MARK, ALTHEANager Man, Poverty, No Teeth Nana, Cha-Cha Town’s Blackbird (poetry) – published in Palaver – Downtown Poet’s Co-op, New York – 1978

Excerpt: “Bokrah man
lashing whip ‘pon bank.
Nager man
lashing whip ‘pon back
when slavery
done gone long time.”

ROSE, BLAIR A.  The Day I became a Man (fiction, 2006 award winning Wadadli Pen short story) – Anansesem (Wadadli Pen special edition) – 2011

S., CALVIN – ‘Animale’ (visual art – designer gown done in leopard print, worn by Kai Davis in 1998 when she won the Antigua Carnival Queen and 1999 when she won Ms. Caraval title in St. Vincent), ‘Le Papillon’ (visual art – designer gown worn by Jermilla Kirwan who won the best evening wear prize and the crown in the 1996 Antigua Carnival Queen competition), and ‘Rumours’ (visual art – designer gown worn in 1999 by Antigua Carnival Queen contestant Kim Phillips; Rumours was part of a theme chronicling a year of Jealousy, Rumours, Scandal, Fame, and Triumph) – Carnival is All We know: an Anthology Celebrating 50 Years of Antigua’s Carnival and the Creativity of Our Writers & Artists (edited by Joanne C. Hillhouse and published as a supplement in the Daily Observer) – 2007

SIMON, DAVIDOpen Secrets (poetry) – in intersectantigua.com – 2020

SIMON, MONIQUE S. Color of Love (poetry) – Calabash Volume 3 Number 2 Fall/Winter 2005

SIMON, MONIQUE S.NIGHT LIGHT (Ode to Bolans Village, Antigua –‘Home’) (poetry) – Calabash Volume 3 Number 2 – 2005

Excerpt: “It was night, so it was light
Island 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
village…

Tonight, Saturday night
Bolans was dark but it was light, real light”

SIMON, MONIQUE S. – Raven in my Arms (poetry) – Calabash Volume 3 Number 2 Fall/Winter – 2005

SPENCER, CHARLENE – Stranger (poetry) – (p. 31) in The Caribbean Writer Volume 28 Volume_28__2014__5433ea290b7cf_150x225 –  2014

TAYLOR, YORIEI lied to My Therapist (fiction) – intersectantigua.com – 2020

TAYLOR, YORIEYou (poetry) – intersectantigua.com – 2020

THOMAS, DEVRAHer Missing Fingers  (fiction) – Tongues of the Ocean (special issue – Artists and Writers of Antigua and Barbuda edited by Joanne C. Hillhouse) – 2014

THOMAS, DEVRASands and Butterflies (fiction, 2011 Wadadli Pen award winning story) – Anansesem (Wadadli Pen special issue) – 2011

TOBITT, WILLIAM ‘SHELLY’ – Look what they have done to my song (calypso) – in Carnival is All We know: an Anthology Celebrating 50 Years of Antigua’s Carnival and the Creativity of Our Writers & Artists (edited by Joanne C. Hillhouse and published as a supplement in the Daily Observer) – 2007

WALKER-JACOBS, LATISHA – Market Day (fiction, 2011 award winning Wadadli Pen story) – Anansesem (Wadadli Pen special issue) – 2011

WALTER, SELVYN – (non-fiction) Excerpt from the chapter ‘Ole Time’ Christmas and Antiguan Characters in his book Bank Alley Tales – in Carnival is All We know: an Anthology Celebrating 50 Years of Antigua’s Carnival and the Creativity of Our Writers & Artists (edited by Joanne C. Hillhouse and published as a supplement in the Daily Observer) – 2007

WILLIAMS (NOW WHYTE), FLOREEYohan! – published in Anansesem – 2010

WILLIAMS (NOW WHYTE), FLOREE – The Pulse (non-fiction) – in Carnival is All We know: an Anthology Celebrating 50 Years of Antigua’s Carnival and the Creativity of Our Writers & Artists (edited by Joanne C. Hillhouse and published as a supplement in the Daily Observer) – 2007

WILLIAMS, ZION EBONYThe Night I went to Cricket (fiction – 2012 finalist in the Wadadli Pen Challenge) – Tongues of the Ocean (special issue – Artists and Writers of Antigua and Barbuda edited by Joanne C. Hillhouse) – 2014

WILLIAMS-KING, AMBERLike the Sea rushing in (non-fiction) – in intersectantigua.com – 2020

WILLIAMS, RHONDA (AKA INDIRA WILLS)Good Hair, The Universe in Her Eyes, Untethered (visual art) – in intersectantigua.com – 2020

WILLUMIn Chrysalis (non-fiction) – in intersectantigua.com- 2020

WILLUMHe is Like Him, I am Proud, and Ouroboros (poetry) – in intersectantigua.com – 2020

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Keepsake – Edison Arts Camp

Edison Liburd donated two scholarships to his summer arts camp to the Wadadli Pen prize package in 2011. Pictured are participants in the first installment of the camp including, front row centre, Freya Platts-Costeloe, second runner up in the Wadadli Pen 2011 visual art challenge. Freya shows enormous potential as an artist and we congratulate and encourage her.

photo courtesy Trip Antigua.

To see Freya’s Winning image go here. And, as Edison just reminded me the exhibition of work from the second installment of his camp takes place Friday 22nd July between 12 and 5 p.m. at his gallery upstairs the Best of Books.

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FINALISTS – WADADLI PEN CHALLENGE 2011 (VISUAL ARTS)

Hudle Jennings is the winner of the 2011 Wadadli Pen visual arts challenge. She also scored the second spot with the third spot going to eight-year-old Freya Platts-Costeloe.

The challenge was to create supporting art for the short listed stories in the 2011 competition – the idea of illustrations seemed a
good fit given that we’re focused this year on children’s, teen and young adult literature. Art teacher, Renee Philip created the guidelines, which challenged the artists to, among other things, create illustrations that “reflect at least the theme or a specific passage from the stories.” Artists had to pre-register; each was then issued at least two of the stories and charged to go forth and
create. The already small field of registered artists dwindled, but we still got some interesting submissions out of it.

Jennings’ cover art for Devra Thomas’ Sands and Butterflies
most impressed, followed by her cover art for Shakeema Edwards’ The Curse of the Kumina:  Jennings describes her art as ‘computerized collage’.  A graduate of the CTTEC Microsoft Certification Center, she is an aspiring graphic artist who currently works as a customer service representative in the banking industry.

Freya Platts-Costeloe is a third grader at Island Academy and one third of a triplet for her parents.
Her mom, Nettie, informs us that she is a very enthusiastic young artist who is passionate about drawing and painting
in all mediums and on any surface from stones found on the beach to leaves found in the rain forests. “She pays an incredible amount of attention to detail and was thrilled at the prospect of illustrating a short story,” Nettie said. No surprise then that Freya submitted three pencil drawings – the most submissions of any registered artist.
Two were for Zuri Holder’s The Scary Night, one in particular impressing with itsattention to detail and the way it captured the atmosphere of the story:

Congrats to both Hudle and Freya. The art pictured here – as well as other submitted art have also been posted with the stories they’re designed to complement.

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THE SCARY NIGHT BY ZURI HOLDER

It was a dark and windy night in Willikies with flashes of lightning, booms of thunder and the smell of rain in the air when Zuri and Joshua were riding their bikes as fast as they could to get home. They could not see anyone else on the road but every time the lightning flashed they saw things jumping out from the bushes and when the thunder boomed they heard weird laughter and screams coming from the old empty houses along the road.  Zuri and Joshua were very scared.

illustration by Freya Platts-Costeloe, third placed in the Wadadli Pen 2011 art challenge.

Suddenly the rain came down and they had to take shelter in the nearest old house. It was dark inside and they thought they could hear things running around. Then, they heard a weird voice asking “who are you
and what are you doing in my house?’’ followed by a boom of thunder and a bright flash of lightning. Zuri and Joshua jumped and held each other.

“Who are you?’’ Joshua, who is always the braver one, asked in a frightened voice. The voice replied, “I am your worst nightmare…..I am the Willkie’s Jumbie and no one comes into my house and escapes.”

Zuri got his voice and said, “But it is raining and we only want to shelter.”

“I don’t care!’’ said the Jumbie, which started to sing ‘’Two likkle boy fuh de jumbie jamboree, no one come in my house and get away.’’

Joshua pleaded in a frightened voice ’’ please don’t keep us here.”

The Jumbie laughed ‘’ha ha ha ha ha ha ha you should not come into my house.’’

Joshua and Zuri were more scared now. ‘’Please don’t keep us here,’’ Joshua begged again but the jumbie only laughed and started to sing again ‘’Two likkle boy fuh de jumbie jamboree.”

Just then the rain, the thunder and the lightning stopped and the moon came out. The jumbie got quiet. Zuri whispered to Joshua ‘’let’s get out of here”.

“But how?’’ asked Joshua. Then Zuri remembered Grandma telling them that when you are running away from a Jumbie you should throw salt over your shoulder because the Jumbie would stop to count the grains. But they had no salt; then he also remembered that if you leave your shoes in a Jumbie’s way it would try to put them on to follow you and this would take all night because Jumbies don’t have any feet.

“Take off your shoes quietly and leave them,’’ Zuri told Joshua.

‘’Why?’’ asked Joshua.

“Never mind, just take them off and don’t make no noise,” whispered Zuri. They took their shoes off and moved quietly towards the door.

Just then, the Jumbie started singing again “Two likkle boy fuh de jumbie jamboree”. That’s when Zuri and Joshua grabbed at their bikes but the bikes fell making a loud racket causing the Jumbie to shout “Hey! Where are you going?”

“We are going home,” said Joshua.                                                                                                           

 “You can’t leave,” said the Jumbie.

“But that’s what we are doing now,” said Zuri as they picked their bikes up and jumped on.

The Jumbie shouted “Stop! Stop!”  and rushed towards the door but as soon as it saw the shoes it stopped and whispered “oh, shoes! and so pretty” and  immediately  tried putting them on. Meanwhile Zuri and Joshua were riding as fast as they could to reach home but they could still hear the Jumbie back at the house screaming and struggling trying to put the shoes on.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Zuri Holder is a 10 year old grade 5 student at The Sunnyside Tutorial School. He enjoys playing cricket, football, the computer game Cricket Captain, and the board games Snakes and Ladders and Sorry. He also enjoys reading, especially Caribbean stories and the Adventures of TinTin.  Zuri is a member of his school’s pan side and a drummer with The Antigua Dance Academy.

Zuri’s imagination has opened the door for him to the second place spot in the 12 and Under Category of the Best of Books Wadadli Pen Challenge 2011.

 

 
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MONGOOSE IN A HOLE BY KEILLIA MENTOR

One bright and early morning Griggs the mongoose found himself stuck in a very deep hole.

entry by Freya Platts-Costeloe to the visual arts category of Wadadli Pen 2011.

Griggs tried and tried but could not find away to get out.  He was feeling very tired and hungry.  He had been on his way
to breakfast before he found himself in this problem.  He began to worry.  Griggs muttered to himself, “I wish someone would come along to help me out.”

Suddenly, he heard footsteps of someone passing; it was Mary.  “Help, help!” he yelled but Mary did not hear him.  She went on her
way.  He waited fearfully, listening carefully for more footsteps.  A great deal of time had passed, his stomach began to growl.  He thought of the sweet fat chickens that were in Mrs. Carr’s yard.  He had been on his way there to steal one.

Oh how he wished he had not thought of the plan to steal the chickens.

Again he heard footsteps. This time he shouted with all his might.  “HELP! HELP!”  It was Insy the village pastor.  “What are you doing down there?” Insy asked.  “I was on my way to help Mrs. Carr with the gardening before I fell,” he lied.  Insy knew that Mrs. Carr was not fond of the mongoose because he had a habit of stealing her chickens.  He knew that Griggs was lying. He decided to
help him but thought of a way to teach him a lesson.  “I was just on my way there to help her as well,” he said. “Let’s go together.”

Griggs was free but wished that someone else had helped him. He had no choice. He followed Insy to Mrs. Carr’s yard.  He worked all day long looking hungrily from time to time on the fat sweet chickens that were in the yard around him. He sighed sadly.  His
plan had gone all wrong.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Keillia Mentor, third placed in the 12 and younger age category of the 2011 Wadadli Pen literary arts Challenge, is a ten year old Grade five student of the Buckley’s Primary School. She is vibrant, friendly and quite imaginative.  Keillia loves music as much as she loves reading. A member of the Le Chateau D’or Music Academy, she plays the guitar, recorder and pan. She spends a great deal of time reading and writing stories. She especially likes Anansi stories.  Keillia is often found on a quiet day with a book.

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