In anticipation of her translation of Boat People by Mayra Santos-Febres, Small Axe managing editor Vanessa Pérez-Rosario was interviewed for Poesía en acción's micro-interview series.
Includes essays by Yohann C. Ripert, Katey Castellano and Sarah Phillips Casteel. Editorial committee member Aaron Kamugisha guest-edits our special section "On Caribbean Intellectual History," which features essays by Anne Eller, Victoria J. Collis-Buthelezi, Margo Groenewoud, Monique Bedasse and Marlene L. Daut. The work of St. Martin audiovisual artist Deborah Jack graces our front cover and her series "what is the value of what if it doesn't quench our thirst for . . ." features as our visual essay.
Adriana María Garriga-López's article, "Debt, Crisis, and Resurgence in Puerto Rico" has received honorable mention for the 2021 Blanca G. Silvestrini Award for Outstanding Article in Puerto Rican Studies. The article appeared in issue 64 of Small Axe.
Read the full article on Duke University Press' website and the abstract below:
For "Earth, World, Ethics: Conversations in Black and Caribbean Studies," the hosts asked participants to consider several thematics and questions, which the hosts locate in Black Critical Theory, Black Studies, Caribbean Studies, and Caribbean Poetics. How do we conceive of various formulations of disposability, life, nature, and the earth, against the apocalyptic tendencies in the discourses of the Anthropocene? What do we do with the category of the human vis-à-vis the senses—the senses and blackness, the senses and indigeneity, the senses and the elements?
Date: Friday, April 9th
Time: 6:30 pm EST
Poet and sx salon creative editor Rosamond S. King will celebrate the launch of her new book, All the Rage, at a special edition of Gibney’s Living Gallery. RSVP here.
Date: Tuesday, April 20th
Time: 7pm EST
OFF THE PAGE: Conversations with Writers is a Queens College series produced by Kupferberg Center for the Arts, the Department of English, the Provost’s Office, and the Dean of the School of Arts and Humanities. Curated by QC professor, author and Small Axe managing editor Vanessa Pérez-Rosario.
Date: Wednesday, March 31st
Time: 6:30 pm EST
From LACS Stony Brook:
In remembrance of Trinidadian poet and LGBTQ+ advocate Colin Robinson, there will be an online memorial service that is open to all on Sunday 28th March. Please find the details of the event below. Read some of Robinson's poems that were published in sx salon here.