Dear sx salon readers,
sx salon 25 is now available online. Please see our table of contents below.
With this, our twenty-fifth issue, sx salon welcomes Rosamond S. King as our creative editor. As a scholar, creative writer, activist, and performing artist, Rosamond brings a wealth of experience in Caribbean cultural production to sx salon and, as you will read in her”Statement on Digital Literature” included in this issue, she is particularly interested in fostering the growth of Caribbean digital literature, a natural development not only of the sx salon platform but of Caribbean literature itself, with roots in earlier experimental forms and engagements with new technologies. To begin, we include here Rosamond’s own digital poem, “Bring Back.”
Alongside Rosamond’s statement and poem, in Poetry + Prose this issue we publish Patrick Chamoiseau’s poetic tribute to Derek Walcott, translated by Charly Verstraet and Jeffrey Landon Allen; a hauntingly short poem by Anu Lakhan; and original prose fiction by Katherine Atkinson and Cynthia James.
Our reviews this issue include Warren Harding’s review of Shalini Puri’s monograph on the Grenada Revolution; Kristina Huang’s review of Elizabeth Nunez’s latest novel; and Sophie Harris’s review of Lawrence Scott’s recent short story collection. We also publish reviews of two ambitiously comprehensive studies of representations of the Haitian Revolution: Megan Jeanette Myers reviews Víctor Figueroa’s Prophetic Visions of the Past: Pan-Caribbean Representations of the Haitian Revolution and Erin Zavitz reviews Marlene Daut’s Tropics of Haiti: Race and the Literary History of the Haitian Revolution in the Atlantic World, 1789-1865.
Twenty-five issues. Don’t they go by in a blink. We look forward to continuing to bring you new work on words from and about the Caribbean.
Table of Contents
The Silences, too, Deserve a Place-Warren Harding
A review of The Grenada Revolution in the Caribbean Present: Operation Urgent Memory, by Shalini Puri
On Inheritance and Reinvention-Kristina Huang
A review of Even in Paradise, by Elizabeth Nunez
A Question of Home-Sophie Harris
A review of Leaving by Plane, Swimming Back Underwater, and Other Stories, by Lawrence Scott
The Haitian Revolution in Caribbean Literature: A Synechdochal Study-Megan Jeanette Myers
A review of Prophetic Visions of the Past: Pan-Caribbean Representations of the Haitian Revolution, by Víctor Figueroa
Representing the Unthinkable: The Haitian Revolution in Print-Erin Zavitz
A review of Tropics of Haiti: Race and the Literary History of the Haitian Revolution in the Atlantic World, 1789-1865, by Marlene Daut
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