Raised in Jamaica, writer Marcia Douglas reflects the Jamaican experience through a lyrical and seamless hybrid of poetry and prose. She is the author of the novels, The Marvellous Equations of the Dread, Madam Fate, and Notes from a Writer’s Book of Cures and Spells, as well as a poetry collection, Electricity Comes to Cocoa Bottom. Douglas’s work has appeared in journals and anthologies internationally. Her awards include a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship and a UK 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 performs a one-woman show, Natural Herstory, and is on faculty at the University of Colorado, Boulder, where she teaches creative writing and Caribbean literature.
Genuine Herstory: Documythographies
Raised in Jamaica, writer Marcia Douglas reflects the Jamaican experience through a lyrical and seamless hybrid of poetry and prose.Artist Bio
Genuine Herstory: Documythographies is a three-volume, hybrid, and cross-genre writing project culminating with a performance installation. Exploring themes of African diasporic fugitivity and migration, this project layers fiction, poem essays, memoir, visual and material documents, and voicescapes—altering and inscribing, in an effort to excavate and rechart history.