Giselle Liza Anatol is an assistant professor of English at the University of Kansas, where she has been named the Conger-Babel Teaching Professor for 2001-2004. She has published critical studies in books and periodicals such as Mango Season: Caribbean Women's Writing, MELUS, Ariel, and Who's Who in Contemporary Women's Writing.
Kathleen M. Balutansky is an associate professor of English and codirector of the Global Studies Program at St. Michael's College, Vermont. She is author of The Novels of Alex La Guma: the Representation of a Political Conflict and co-editor of Caribbean Creolization: Reflections on the Cultural Dynamics of Language and Literature.
Sabine Broeck, a professor of American studies at the University of Bremen in Germany, is author of White Amnesia—Black Memory? American Women's Writing and History and Der entholonisierte Koerper: Die Protagonistin in der afroamerikanischen weiblichen Erzähltradition der 30er bis 80er Jahre.
I. Bennett Capers has published fiction in Gettysburg Review, Fiction, New Delta Review, and Blithe House Quarterly. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.
Rhonda Cobham is Professor of English and Black Studies at Amherst College. She is co-editor of Watchers and Seekers, an anthology of writing by Black women in Britain, and her work as an editor and scholar has appeared in such journals as Transition, Research in African Literatures, Massachusetts Review and Callaloo.
Michael S. Collins is an assistant professor of English at Texas A & M University in College Station. He has published poems, articles and reviews in a number of periodicals, including Callaloo, The New Leader, Parnassus, and Salamander.
Kyle G. Dargan will begin the MFA program at Indiana University this fall as the 2002 recipient of the Cummings Fellowship. He is the founder/editor of HOTEP, an arts and culture magazine at the University of Virginia. He lives in East Orange, New Jersey.
David Frye, who has translated numerous literary texts from Latin America, is author of Indians into Mexicans:History and Identity in a Mexican Town. He teaches at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
Suzanne Gauch is an assistant professor of English at Temple University, where she teaches courses in postcolonial literature and theory.
Amina Lolita Gautier has published fiction in African Voices, Crab Orchard Review, and Yemassee.
Jewelle Gomez is a poet, fiction writer and literary critic. Her first novel, The Gilda Stories, won two Lambda Literary Awards for fiction and science fiction. She was a founder of the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, on the original staff of "Say Brother" in Boston (one of the oldest weekly Black TV shows in the U.S.), and the former Executive Director of the Poetry Center and American Poetry Archive at San Francisco State University. [End Page 1004]
Veronica Marie Gregg teaches in the Department of Black and Puerto Rican Studies at Hunter College. She is the author of Jean Rhys's Historical Imagination. Her Caribbean Women: A Treasury of Knowledge is forthcoming from the University of Notre Dame Press.
Gary E. Holcomb is an assistant professor of English at Emporia State University, Kansas. His work has appeared in Journal of West Indian Literature, American Studies in Romania, Journal of Caribbean Studies, American Quarterly, and other periodicals.
Kimberly S. Holcomb writes full-time for The Emporia Gazette in Kansas.
Jamaica Kincaid, a staff writer for The New Yorker, was born in St. John's, Antigua, an island in the Caribbean. She is author of three books of fiction—At the Bottom of the River, Annie John, and Lucy—as well as several books of non-fiction, including A Small Place, The Autobiography of My Mother, My Brother: A Memoir, and My Garden. Her most recent novel, Mr. Potter, was released in May 2002.
Jane King is a senior lecturer and head of the Arts Department at Sir Arthur Community College in St. Lucia. Her poetry has been published in a number of periodicals and anthologies, including Kyk-over-al, Heinemann Book of Caribbean Poetry, Mississippi Review, and Massachusetts Review.
Lynda Koolish is an associate professor of English and comparative literature at San Diego State University. Widely known for her photographs, she is the author of African American Writers: Portraits and Visions...