Woman power I-rising from the page: In Conversation with Marcia Douglas

TOWNSEND MONTILLA, GABRIEL PARADA, FRANK FLANAGAN, WILFREDO R. SANTIAGO HERNÁNDEZ, ILLIANIZ ROMAN ORTIZ, PABLO D RAMÓN-RIVERA, AIDA E. HERNÁNDEZ FIGUEROA, ROBERTO BUNTING, GABRIEL VIVAS AND LORETTA COLLINS KLOBAH

Jamaican fiction writer, poet and performer Marcia Douglas discusses her novel The Marvellous Equations of the Dread: A Novel in Bass Riddim.

Marcia Douglas grew up in Jamaica. She is the author of the novels The Marvellous Equations of the Dread (New Directions, 2018; Peepal Tree Press 2016), Notes from a Writer’s Book of Cures and Spells (Peepal Tree Press, 2005), and Madam Fate (Soho Press, 1998), as well as a poetry collection, Electricity Comes to Cocoa Bottom (Peepal Tree Press, 1999). Douglas’s work has appeared in journals and anthologies internationally.  Her awards include a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, and a Poetry Book Society Recommendation. The Marvellous Equations of the Dread was longlisted for the 2016 Republic of Consciousness Prize and the 2017 OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature. She is on faculty at the University of Colorado, Boulder, where she teaches creative writing and Caribbean literature.

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