Anthurium: A Caribbean Studies Journal is a bi-annual, peer-reviewed journal that publishes original works by Caribbean writers and scholars worldwide exclusively in electronic form. The journal promotes a lively exchange among writers and scholars in the arts, humanities, and social sciences who hold diverse perspectives on Caribbean literature and culture and offers a mixture of fiction, poetry, plays, critical essays, cultural studies, interviews, and visual art. Book reviews and bibliographies, special issues, and original art and photography are some of the features of this international journal of Caribbean arts and letters.

Currently, Ph.D. candidate, Michelle Ramlagan, is the Managing Editor of Anthurium, while Ph.D. student, Sydney Owens, maintains a Research Assistant position for the journal. Ph.D. candidate, Josune Urbistondo, manages the CLCS web site. CLCS alumnae who have contributed their time and efforts to Anthurium and varying duties for the group are:

  • Anthurium Research Assistant (2007-2010): Lara Cahill-Booth
  • Anthurium Research Assistant (2006-2009): Nadia Johnson
  • Anthurium Research Assistant (2004-2006): Sheri-Marie Harrison

Anthurium is in the process of transitioning to a new home at Berkley Electronic Press (bepress). This change in our digital platform will give the journal a more user friendly PDF format which will be in step with print journal formats. The new issue is available at:

Back issues of Anthurium will be migrated into the Berkeley Electronic Press over the next six months. In the meantime the back issues will continue to be available at:

The new publishing format will affect how submissions to Anthurium are managed. ALL SUBMISSIONS WILL HAVE TO BE MADE ONLINE THROUGH THE ANTHURIUM BE PRESS PAGE. The new submissions process will allow the editors and reviewers to respond to submissions in a more timely fashion and will also give authors access to style guides for this new publishing format. Persons submitting essays, poems, reviews, interviews and fiction will need to create an account before submitting. This account will allow you to follow the submissions and review process and it is the account through which you will receive reader's reports, updates from the editors, and all other correspondence regarding your submission.

Anthurium users will also have access to other bepress journals and we encourage you to explore their offerings.


Recent Issue:

The Fall/Spring 2011 special issue of Anthurium on Bahamian Literature has been published. This special issue features criticism, poetry, fiction and interviews with writers from the Bahamas and is guest edited by Ian Strachan and Marjorie Brooks-Jones. View the latest issue at:


Books for Review:
Book reviews (or short review essays):
2,000-2,500 words. At the beginning of the review, please include the title of the book being reviewed as well as the book's publication information. Books should have been published no more than two years previously.

Allen, Preston LAll or Nothing. New York: Akashic Books, 2007.
Barry, Angela. Gorée Point of Departure. Leeds: Peepal Tree, 2010.
Belgrave, ValerieTi Marie. New York: Valerie Belgrave, 2007.
Dabydeen, DavidMolly and the Muslim Stick. Oxford: Macmillan, 2008. 
Diptee, Audra A. From Africa to Jamaica: The Making of an Atlantic Slave Society. Gainesville, FL: University Press of Florida, 2010.
Dominique, Lyndon J. The Woman of Colour A Tale Anonymous. Ed. Lyndon J. Dominique. Broadview Editions, 2008.
Edgell, ZeeIn Times like These. London: Heinemann, 1991.
Fraser, HenryHealth and Development in our Time: Selected Speeches of Sir George Alleyne. Ed. Henry Fraser. Kingston: Ian Randle Publishers, 2008.
Fry, JoanHow to Cook a Tapir A Memoir of Belize. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2009.
Goldish, Josette CaprilesOnce Jews: Stories of Caribbean Sephardim. Princeton: Markus Wiener Publishers, 2009.
Hamel, The Obeah Man. Anonymous. Intro. Amon Saba Sakana. Oxford: Macmillan Publishers, 2008.
Harmsen, JolienRum Justice. Oxford: Macmillan Publishers, 2007.
Hauser, Mark WAn Archeology of Black Markets Local Ceramics and Economies in Eighteenth-Century Jamaica. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2008.
Hodges, HughSoon Come Jamaican Spirituality Jamaican Poetics. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2008. 
Holder, Winthrop RClassroom Calypso Giving Voice to the Voiceless. New York: Peter Land Publishing, 2007.
Hutchinson, IshionFar District Poems. Leeds: Peepal Tree, 2010.
John, Marie-ElenaUnburnable. New York: Amistad, 2006.
Kennedy, Fred WDaddy Sharpe A Narrative of the Life and Adventures of Samuel Sharpe, A West Indian Slave Written by Himself, 1832. Kingston: Ian Randle Publishers, 2008.
Lawler, Anne and JimThe Harbour Island Story. Oxford: Macmillan, 2008.
Llanos-Figueroa, DahlmaDaughters of the Stone. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 2009.
Loichot, ValérieOrphan Narratives the Postplantation Literature of Faulkner, Glissant, Morrison, and Saint-John Perse.Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2007. 
Menard, Russell R. Sweet Negotiations Sugar, Slavery, and Plantation Agriculture in Early Barbados. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2006.
McDonald, IanSelected Poems. Intro. Edward Baugh. Oxford: Macmillan, 2008 (1988).
Miller, Christopher LThe French Atlantic Slave Trade: Literature and Culture of the Slave Trade. Durham: Duke University Press, 2008.
Miller, KeiFear of Stones and other Stories. Oxford: Macmillan Publishers, 2006.
Morris, MervynI Been There, Sort of: New and Selected Poems. Manchester: Carcanet, 2006.
Nunes, ZitaCannibal Democracy: Race and Repression in the Literature of the Americas. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2008.
Oliver, Cynthia MQueen of the Virgins Pageantry and Black Womanhood in the Caribbean. Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 2009.
Pérez, RicardoThe State of Small-Scale Fisheries in Puerto Rico. Gainesville, FL: University Press of Florida, 2005.
Philp, GeoffreyWho’s your Daddy?. Leeds: Peepal Tree, 2009.
Picó, FernandoPuerto Rico Inside and Out. Princeton: Markus Wiener Publishers, 2008.
Porter, John HillTrouble Tree. Oxford: Macmillan Publishers, 2008.
Ramcharitar, RaymondThe Island Quintet A Sequence. Leeds: Peepal Tree, 2009.
Ramkissoon-Chen, RajandayeMirror Eye Poems. London: Hansib Publications, 2001.
---. Meenachi Fourth Volume of New Poems. London: Hansib Publications, 2007.
Rhone, TrevorBellas Gate Boy. Oxford: Macmillan Publishers, 2008.
Schwarz, BillCaribbean Literature After IndependenceThe Case of Earl Lovelace. Ed. Bill Schwarz. London: Institute for the Study of the Americas, 2008.
Shell-Weiss, MelanieComing to Miami a Social History. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2009. 
Shields, David SMaterial Culture in Anglo-America Regional Identity and Urbanity in the Tidewater, Lowcountry, and Caribbean. Ed. David S. Shields. Colombia: The University of South Carolina Press, 2009.
Tate, Shirley AnneBlack Beauty: Aesthetics, Stylization, Politics. Leeds: Ashgate, 2009. 
Wagenheim, KalStories From Puerto Rico. Ed. Kal Wagenheim. Markus Wiener Publishers, 2008.
Ward, Evan RPackaged Vacations Tourism Development in the Spanish Caribbean. Gainesville, University Press of Florida, 2008.
Wells, AllenTropical Zion General Trujillo, FDR, and the Jews of Sosúa. Durham: Duke University Press, 2009.
Winkler, Anthony CThe Duppy. New York: Akashic Books, 2008.
---. The Lunatic. New York: Akashic Books, 2007.
---. Dog War. New York: Akashic Books, 2007.