Poui: Cave Hill Journal of Creative Writing is approaching its eleventh issue (currently in press) as a leading annual journal for new writing from around the Caribbean region and beyond. Started in 1999, over time Poui’s reach has broadened to the point where it has come of age as a regional literary journal and established itself as the natural successor to the small magazines which nurtured the early growth of Caribbean writing – Bim, Kyk-over-al, The Beacon, etc. Its primary aim is to be a vehicle for new and interesting writing without distinctions of age, race, class, sex, religion or where you shop. All that matters is that what’s in its pages should make the hair stand up on the back of your neck – the infallible test of good writing.
I am also a creative writer, compiler and editor of Caribbean Dispatches: Beyond the Tourist Dream, Macmillan UK: 2006 and author of Chameleon and other stories, Peepal Tree Press, UK. 2007. I teach Creative Writing at the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill and serve on the committee of the Collymore Literary Endowment Award, Barbados's foremost literary award.