Moko is a non-profit journal that publishes fiction, poetry, visual arts, and non-fiction essays that reflect a Caribbean heritage or experience. We were founded in 2013 with a goal to create networks with a Pan-Caribbean ethos in a way that is also sensitive to our location within the Virgin Islands. We embrace diversity of experience and self-expression.
Moko seeks submissions from both established and emerging writers, artists, and scholars. We are interested in work that encourages questioning of our societies and ourselves. We encourage you to submit your best work to us whether it be new visual art, fiction, poetry, reviews, interviews, or essays on any topic relevant to the Caribbean experience. We publish in May and November.
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Richard Georges is a writer, editor, and lecturer from the British Virgin Islands. His poetry has appeared in notable journals and magazines such as Smartish Pace, sx salon, Barrelhouse, and Wasafiri. His work has been shortlisted for the Wasafiri New Writing Prize and Hollick Arvon Caribbean Writers Prize. In 2016, he won the Marvin E. Williams Literary Prize from The Caribbean Writer.
David Knight Jr. is a writer from the U.S. Virgin Islands who grew up on the islands of St. John and St. Thomas. His writing has appeared in The Caribbean Review of Books, ARC magazine, Caribbean Beat, and The Caribbean Writer. He is currently based on St. Thomas, working as a reporter for the Virgin Islands Source.
Carla Acevedo-Yates is a curator and writer based in San Juan, Puerto Rico and New York. Recent exhibitions include Turn on the bright lights at the Hessel Museum of Art, The Dialectic City: Document | Context at Laboratorio de Artes Binarios and OB-R at ARTLAB753. Her writing has appeared in ARTPULSE Magazine, La Tempestad, South as a State of Mind, and Sculpture Magazine.
Marsha Pearce holds an undergraduate degree in Visual Art and a PhD in Cultural Studies from the University of the West Indies (UWI), St. Augustine Campus, Trinidad and Tobago, where she teaches in the Department of Creative and Festival Arts. Her writings on visual culture appear in several peer-reviewed, academic publications and in platforms that target a general readership.
Traci O’Dea is a writer living and working in the British Virgin Islands. Her writing has appeared in Poetry, 32 Poems, Virgin Islands Property & Yacht, Bird’s Eye View, The Fiddlehead, A Room of Our Own, and elsewhere. She is an English Lecturer at H. Lavity Stoutt Community College and an Associate Editor for Smartish Pace.
Richard also serves as a Poetry Editor.
Shivanee Ramlochan is a Trinidadian poet, arts reporter and literary reviewer. She works as the official blogger and social media manager of the NGC Bocas Lit Fest, Trinidad’s annual literary festival, and Paper Based Bookshop, Trinidad’s sole independent Caribbean bookseller. She writes weekly book reviews for the Trinidad Guardian‘s Sunday Arts Section; is the book review editor for Caribbean Beat Magazine; and the assistant editor of The Caribbean Review of Books.
Freeman Rogers‘ writing has appeared in publications including Slate, The Oxford American, the Antioch Review, and the Indiana Review, among others. He is the editor of The BVI Beacon newspaper in the British Virgin Islands and an associate editor of Smartish Pace poetry journal.
Ayanna Gillian Lloyd is a fiction and life writer from Trinidad and Tobago. Her work has appeared in The Caribbean Writer and she has been featured in the Bocas LitFest Who’s Next? showcase and shortlisted for Wasafiri’s New Writing Prize and the Small Axe Literary Competition.ISSN 2333-2557 Copyright © Moko, 2013 – 2014. All rights reserved. All Works published or displayed by Moko are owned by their respective authors.