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Poem by Dr. Joseph DeJames

It seems like despite what we knew, the Red and the Blue / Are not the colors we thought occupied, with others, the crayon box.

The Caribbean Writer Issues Call for Submissions for Volume 36 Through Online Portal

Contributors may submit works of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, essays or one act plays which explore the ideas resonating within the region and its diaspora.

Poem by Filippo Cassinelli

Defender in chief / of the republic / goose steps / on the boulevard.

CMCArts Is Offering Free Virtual Art Classes

The Caribbean Museum Center for the Arts is now offering “Art at Home with CMCArts.”

Bat Calendar Helps Support Non-Profits by Pollinating the Population with Bat Facts

During Bat Week this past October, the VI Bat Team and the Virgin Islands Children’s Museum collaborated to collect bat art from the community with their Bat Week Art Challenge. The top 13 artworks were published in the 2021 Bat Week Art Challenge Calendar.

UVI Presents Virtual Dance Workshops to Showcase New BFA Dance Program 

 The first two virtual workshops are offered via Zoom on Nov. 27 and Nov. 30, free of charge to the public. High school students are encouraged to participate.

The Caribbean Writer Announces Volume 34 Prize Winners

The Caribbean Writer truly appreciates the tremendous support of its prize sponsors. It is evident that their generosity is carving new inroads and casting new futures in literacy and literature within the Virgin Islands, the broader Caribbean and regions beyond.

Painting by Elisa Bryan

"This painting, The Islands and the Sea, was inspired by the bananaquits that demand to be fed every morning outside my window."

Applications Now Open for Grants by Emergency COVID-19 Fund for Artists

The Caribbean COVID-19 Emergency Fund for Artists in Puerto Rico (PR) and the USVI is made possible by a grant from the Open Society Foundation for a total of $200,000, which will be awarded in individual grants of $2,000 to artists who are full-time residents of the USVI or PR.

Poem by Filippo Cassinelli and Painting by Shansi Miller

My words / leave the white page, / A red foot tortoise / meandering / through tall grass / amongst the clovers.