Marcia Douglas
Professor • Associate Chair for Creative Writing

Office: Stadium 262D (Gate 11)

Marcia Douglas is the author of The Marvellous Equations of the Dread: A Novel in Bass Riddim, Notes from a Writer's Book of Cures and Spells and Madam Fate as well as a poetry collection, Electricity Comes to Cocoa Bottom.  Her awards include a Creative Capital Award, a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, and a U.K. 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.  Her fiction, essays, reviews and interviews have been included in journals such as The New York Review of Books, Bomb Magazine, World Literature Today and in anthologies such as Kingston Noir, Jubilation: 50 Years of Jamaican Poetry Since Independence, Queen’s Case: Jamaican Literature, Home: An Imagined Landscape, Mojo Conjure Stories, Whispers from Under the Cotton Tree Root: Caribbean Fabulist Fiction, The Art of Friction, Edexcel Anthology for English Language/London Examinations IGCSE, The Oxford Book of Caribbean Verse and The Forward Book of Poetry.

Areas of Specialty

  • Creative Writing
  • Ethnic America Literature, Literature of the Americas, Post Colonial Literature