Jeffrey Renard Allen, an associate professor of English at Queens College, is author of the novel Rails Under My Back (winner of The Chicago Tribune's Heartland Prize for Fiction) and two collections of poems, Harbors and Spirits and Stellar Places. For his writing, he has received a number of other awards, including a Whiting Writer's Award and The Chicago Public Library's Twenty-first Century Award.
Ronald Augusto is author of Disco and Puya, volumes of poems. He lives in Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.
Lena Bezawork Grönlund is a writer, translator, and teacher. She lives in Sweden.
Sabrina Brancato teaches in the Institute of English and American Studies at J.W. Goethe Universität (Frankfurt, Germany). She is the author of Mother and Motherland in Jamaica Kincaid.
Christian Campbell is a poet, cultural critic, and journalist. He was the 2002 Commonwealth Caribbean Rhodes Scholar at the University of Oxford, and recently received the Ph. D. degree from Duke University. He has lived in the Bahamas and Trinidad.
Odile Cazenave is an associate professor in the Department of Modern Languages and Comparative Literature at Boston University, where she teaches courses in francophone literature and cinema. She is the author of Femmes rebelles: naissance d'un nouveau roman africain au féminine.
Glenn A. Chambers is an assistant professor of history at Texas A&M University (College Station), where he teaches courses on the African Diaspora, U. S. American history, and Afro-Latin America. He recently received the Ph. D. degree in history from Howard University.
Timothy Chin is an associate professor of English at California State University (Dominguez Hills), where he teaches courses in African-American, European-American, and Caribbean literatures. He has published in Small Axe, Social and Economic Studies, New West Indian Guide, Amerasia Journal, and Callaloo.
Sara Clarke Kaplan is an assistant professor in the African-American Studies and Research Program at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. She recently received the Ph. D. degree in ethnic studies at the University of California, Berkeley.
Michael S. Collins is an assistant professor of English at Texas A&M University, where he teaches courses in creative writing and American literature. He is an associate editor of Callaloo.
Ayo A. Coly, co-guest editor of this issue, teaches African and African-American studies and comparative literature at Dartmouth College.
Edwidge Danticat, born in Haiti, is author of Krik, Krak!, Breath, Eyes, Memory, The Farming of Bones, Behind the Mountains, The Dew Breaker, After the Dance: A Walk through Carnival in Jacmel, and Anacaona: Golden Flower, Haiti, 1490; and editor of The Butterfly's [End Page 674] Way: Voices from the Haitian Diaspora and The Beacon Best of 2000: Great Writing by Women and Men of All Colors and Cultures. She lives in Miami.
Edimilson de Almeida Pereira lives in Juiz de Fora, Brazil, and teaches Brazilian Literature at the Federal University of Juiz de Fora. Author of several books, his most recent volumes include Zé Osório Blues, Lugares Ares, Casa da Palavra, and As Coisas Arcas.
Édouard Duval-Carrié was born in Haiti and studied art at McGill University, the University of Loyola (Montreal), and Ecole National Superieure des Beaux Arts in Paris. His work has been exhibited in Houston, Miami, Santo Domingo, San Diego, New York, Port-au-Prince, Bogotá, Los Angeles, Washington, Chicago, Madrid, Paris, London, and many other cities.
Douglas Field, a lecturer in contemporary literature at Staffordshire University (UK), is the editor of American Cold War Culture (Edinburgh UP, 2005) and several articles on African American literature and culture. He is a book review editor of Callaloo.
John Paul Gallagher is a Mexican-American artist, activist, and social worker. His work has been exhibited in Latin America as well as in New York, Los Angeles, Michigan, and Pennsylvania.
Thomas Glave, a native of Jamaica, is an associate professor of English at the State University of New York (Binghamton) and a book review editor of Callaloo. He is author of Whose Song? and Other Stories and Words To Our Now: Imagination and Dissent, winner of the 2006 Lambda Award in Nonfiction, and editor of the anthology Our Caribbean: A Gathering of...