Callaloo, the premier African-American and African literary journal, publishes original works and critical studies of black artists and writers worldwide. The journal offers a rich mixture of fiction, poetry, plays, crticial essays, interviews, and visual art from the African diaspora. Frequent annotated bilbiographies, special thematic issues drawing on people and place, original art and photography are some of the features of this highly acclaimed international showcase of arts and letters.
The Winter 2002 issue, entitled "Jazz Poetics" has been recognized by the Council of Editors for Learned Journals as one of the best special issues of 2002.
Callaloo was founded by current editor Charles H. Rowell in 1976 at Southern University in Baton Rouge, LA. The journal moved to the University of Virginia and then Texas A&M.
See a list of contributing writers and artists.