Examining ‘Callaloo Art’

For nearly 40 years, the journal Callaloo has showcased original work by and about writers and visual artists of African descent worldwide. The quarterly offers an engaging mixture of fiction, poetry, critical articles, interviews, drama, and visual art.

In late 2014, however, a long-time dream of journal founder and editor Charles Henry Rowell came to life –  Callaloo Art. Subscribers will now receive five issues each year with this annual issue devoted to African Diaspora visual art and culture. The first issue focuses on American artists born after 1959 and highlights the work of 32 visual artists. The issue also includes essays, interviews and poetry.

Rowell joined our podcast series recently to talk about the issue and future plans for Callaloo Art.

New and forthcoming in
The Callaloo African Diaspora Series
Charles Henry Rowell, Series Editor

Black Soundscapes White Stages: The Meaning of Francophone Sound in the Black Atlantic, by Edwin C. Hill Jr.

Freedom Time: The Poetics and Politics of Black Experimental Writing, by Anthony Reed

The Calendar of Loss: Race, Sexuality, and Mourning in the Early Era of AIDS, by Dagmawi Woubshet