Tiana Reid, Small Axe's editorial assistant, has recently published a piece for Cordite Poetry Review on Safiya Sinclair's debut book of poems, Cannibal, and Tiphanie Yanique's 2015 Wife. "If the novel form is a question mark," she asks," then, and while reading...Cannibal... I thought the poetic form might as well be an em dash. Versatile, incidental, fragmented, paratactic, broken down and broken into."
Listening to Small Axe 52
by Tiana Reid
Small Axe 52
March 2017 is now available!
This issue includes a special section, "Art as Caribbean Feminist Practice," guest-edited by Annalee Davis, Joscelyn Gardner, Erica Moiah James, and Jerry Philogene that focuses on the work of women whose artistic practices are grounded in a feminist ethos and engage multiple and nuanced meanings of the Caribbean and its diaspora across linguistic, geographic, material, and formal boundaries. The visual portfolio includes art by Deborah Anzinger, Sheena Rose, Keisha Scarville, and others.
by Gabrielle DaCosta
Juliet Ali is a graphic designer from Trinidad, residing in New York. She is an independent artist as well as the artistic director behind the Small Axe covers since 2006. We sat down together to discuss how she thinks Small Axe covers have changed over the years, and the role of the graphic designer in determining their future.
When did you join the Small Axe project?
Diasporic Blackness: The Life and Times of Arturo Alfonso Schomburg, new book by sx salon book review editor, Vanessa K. Valdés.
Issue 24 of sx salon features an edited version of a roundtable on digital publishing at the West Indian Literature Conference last October in which five editors of Caribbean digital platforms—Evelyn O’Callaghan, Kaiama L. Glover, Laurie N. Taylor, Patricia J. Saunders, and Kelly Baker Josephs—discuss managing the potentials and pitfalls of digital platforms. The issue's review section includes new publications in the field: Rachel L.
Coolie Coolie Viens
March 29 - May 24
Glenhyrst Gallery, Brantford
Opening Reception 7 pm, March 29
Organized with McIntosh Gallery, Western University
featuring collaborations with
Wendy Nanan and Kelly Sinnapah Mary
The Gospel of Patrick
March 31 - April 27
Whippersnapper Gallery, Toronto
God's On the Beach
at Crossroads Gallery
NEW BOOKS ALERT!! New books for review on sx salon for March 2017!! If you have a moment, take a look!!
Note: We offer the following partial list in order to highlight newly published books in Caribbean Literature and Caribbean Studies. If you have any questions about sx salon book reviews, please contact our book review editor Vanessa K. Valdés (email@example.com)
Strange Fruit, by Kamau Brathwaite (2016)
Now accepting submissions in Spanish
Small Axe Announces its 2017 Literary Competition
The Small Axe Literary Competition encourages the production and publication of Caribbean fiction and poetry in English, Spanish and French. The competition focuses on poetry and short fiction from emerging writers whose work centers on regional and diasporic Caribbean themes and concerns.