Caribbean Queers seeks to start a conversation about the intersectionality of queer poetics in the Caribbean and Caribbean diasporic communities. CQ is interested in publishing work from Caribbean queer artists that actively participates in decolonizing literature. We aim to create a platform that both marks and celebrates the queer diaspora and the self-preservation of non-conforming bodies in their native lands.
As a Caribbean queer writer who recently moved to Brooklyn, I felt the need to start a journal that addresses the invisibility of historically marginalized voices. The first issue, to be published May 2017, consists of the work of a few poets & visual artists that make of language a house where the body restores itself. Each piece will be printed individual from the others in order to stimulate movement, exchange, and the interaction of the pieces with the world beyond the journal.