Calabash: A Journal of Caribbean Arts and Letters is an international literary journal dedicated to publishing works encompassing, but not limited to, the Anglophone, Francophone, Hispanophone and Dutch-speaking Caribbean. The Journal is especially dedicated to presenting the arts and letters of those communities that have long been under-represented within the creative discourse of the region, among them: Aruba and the Netherlands Antilles, Maroon societies, and the Asian and Amerindian societies of the region. Calabash has a strong visual arts component.

Calabash: A Journal of Caribbean Arts and Letters
Graduate Program in Spanish & Portuguese Languages & Literatures
New York University
19 University Place
New York, N.Y. 10003


Poem by Jacqueline Bishop
Image © Tony Monsanto

Founding Editor
Jacqueline Bishop
Gerard Aching
Associate Editors
Kamla Best
Michela A. Calderaro
Sylvie Kandé
Hilda van Neck-Yoder
Edward J. Sullivan
Advisory Board
Kamau Brathwaite
Maryse Conde
Edwidge Danticat
Galway Kinnell
Suzy Del Valle
Manthia Diawara
E.L. Doctorow
Charlotte Elias
Hamilton Fish
Lorna Goodison
Wilson Harris
Anna Ruth Henriques
George Lamming
Paule Marshall
Fred Papert
Veerle Poupeye
Jennifer Smit
Catharine Stimpson
Constance Sutton
Marianne de Tolentino
Silvio Torres-Saillant