A New Editor for the Humanities Journal, The Caribbean Writer

Opal Palmer Adisa was named editor of The Caribbean Writer, a humanities journal that includes fiction, essays, poetry, and profiles of Caribbean writers. The journal is published by the Research and Public Service division of the University of the Virgin Islands in St. Thomas.

Dr. Adisa, a native of Jamaica, will also serve on the faculty of the university. She previously was a professor of writing at the California College of the Arts in San Francisco. She has also taught at Stanford University, the University of California at Berkeley, and San Francisco State University.

Dr. Adisa is a graduate of New York University. She holds a master’s degree from San Francisco State University and a Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley. She is the author of 11 books, including the 1997 novel It Begins With Tears.