By: Wallace Williams                                                                                                                           April 3, 2007


                   A Selected Bibliography of His Works

                          (Compiled by Edgar O. Lake) 


“An Open Letter to some Antiguans Writers in New York City,”

(On the 4th Commemoration of Antigua’s Independence) 1985

“Cultural Policies – An Instrument of External Image Building:

A Blueprint for Antigua,” 1987

 “Ode to Old Brown,” The Outlet, 1989

“Austin Hansen,” Profiles of Outstanding Virgin Islanders, 3rd Edition, 1992

“Austin Hansen,” Profiles of Outstanding Virgin Islanders, 3rd Edition, 1992

“Neria, & Oher Splendorous films of Africa,” The Voice, VI Volume 4,1993

“Zimbabwean film ‘Neria’ Elucidates Familiar Themes,” VI Daily News, June 25, 1993

“Up-Islanders, Down-Islanders: Handsome Revellers, All!”,

V.I. 45th Anniversary Carnival Booklet, (1997)

”Kraal: A Virgin Islands Cultural Resource Manual,” Gilbert Sprauve, Summer Institute:

University of the Virgin Islands, VI Humanities Council 1997

(Also see:

(a) A Folksian Construct of Carnival Village

(b) Escape to the Boundary

(c) “Smut” Richards – An Interview of a legendary Athlete

(d) Negotiating the Boundary: On Romanticizing Island Folk Culture

(e) New Technologies as Communications facilitator In VI Culture

(f) The Last American Eagle

(g) The Life of a Lot: Critical Plots in the Colonial Narrative

“Dansk ‘96—Images of the US Virgin Islands,” for VI Danish Delegation,

Summer Institute of Virgin Islands Culture, UVI, 1998

“Lara Rains,” (Book Review) Caribbean Writer, Vol.. 13, 1999

“Surveying Harris’s Territory Afresh:

 “To Ghana,” Presence Africaine, Volume 160, 1999

“Six Pack at the Hotel Caravelle: UNESCO/Associated Schools Project Network,” UNESCO ASPNet Proceedings, Paris, France (2000)

Mapping a Living Virgin Islands Landscape,” Caribbean Writer, Vol. 17, 2003

“A Brief Overview of the Collections (Public and Private) Relating to the US Virgin Islands: and Recommendations for their Future.” Library of Congress, 2003

“The History of the Book: US Virgin Islands,” National Book Festival, 2003

 “Flight,” (Lindbergh’s Centennial Commemoration), Poetry and Literature Center of the Library of Congress, 2003

“The Lift,” (Tribute to Jackie Robinson, read to his daughter, Sharon) The Florence Williams Children’s Theatre, St. Croix, USVI 2003

“The Gardening,” “To Linda,” Hampden-Sydney Poetry Review, Winter (2004)

“Dawn’s Early Light,” Seasoning for the Mortar: Virgin Islanders Writing in The Caribbean Writer, Volumes 1-15, (Anthology) 2004

“Emile’s Gift,” The VI Daily News, April 20, 2005

“Lloyd Dove Braffith,” The Caribbean Writer, Volume 20, 2005

 “Black Star Line: Marcus Garvey, Marcus Garvey,” (libretto), Caraibes, Cuba, 2005

“Saint Maurice: The Life and Times of Maurice Bishop,” (libretto), Caraibes, Cuba, 2005
“Transfer, 1918 Travel Passes,” Program Notes, multimedia installation, St. Croix 2006 “The Gardening,” Kult, Vol. 3, No. 1, (Univ. of Roskilde, Denmark) 2006

“I Could Sing Like a Bird,” (Book review) The Caribbean Writer, Vol. 20, 2006

“For Floyd (Lake) and David (Canegata),” (Poem) The Daily News, January 25, 2007


“Dance of Lazarus” (1973)

“Young Mothers on Bedford-Stuyvesant, NYC” (1974)

“Cry of the Ravine” (1983)

“Emancipation, 1834,” (1983)

“Spirit of Spence” (1985)

“In My Father’s House,” (1995)

“Sunday Market, 1852,” (2002)

 “Danish Artist Hugo Larsen’s Cultural Portrait of our Islands, 1904-1907” (2006)


The Quality of Things (1972)

The Devil’s Bridge (Athena Press) (2004)

Wake of the Empress (2006)


First Fruits (Volume 1) 2001

Feet Up On the Wall; Rains Coming Down (Volume 2) 2002

Flight (Volume 3) 2003


“Calypso: Tunes for Lament and Battle” NYC 1981

“Bands of Steel” NYC 1982

“Wilson Harris: Thresholds In Reality” NYC 1983

“Our Pharoah has Gone - to Battle: Cheikh Anta Diop” NYC 1986


“Barrack 888” (1970)

“Some Quiet Mornin’” (1972)

“Turtles” (1976)

“Matters of Antiguan Conspiracy: 1736” (1979)

“The Killing of Arthur Sixteen” (1979)

The Stone Circle (2002)

 “On a Winter’s Day” (2003)

The HMS Abercrombie (2003)

The Trial of Brother Brantine (2003)

Covers: Hilson Phillip, Batsman (2003)

The Tragedy of Benoit Giraud (2004)

The Incredible Dream of James Alexander (2004)


“First Word,” Judith Bettelheim, African Arts, UCLA: CA Autumn (2001)

“The Return of the Bull,” Robert Nicholls, Ph.D., VI Carnival Booklet, (2003)


“Islas Virgenes” (150th Anniversary of VI Emancipation) 1999

“Saint Maurice: The Life & Times of Maurice Bishop, 1944-1983” (2001)

“Alexr: Alexander Hamilton” (2002)

“Black Star Line: Marcus Garvey, Marcus Garvey,” 2004


“Scenes for a Ballet & Symphony for the Steel-pan” (1979)


“The Chess Players,” Czechoslovakia Short Film Award, Columbia University, (1979)

“Quicksilver,” Columbia Pictures, NYC (1986)

“Speaking in Tongues,” (NAACP Award) Ch 4-BBC TV, England (1988)

 “Dancing Heart, Dancing Feet,” Brazilian, NYU (1995)

“Skills to Pathways,” (DOL-DOE) (Writer, Narrator) 2000

“I Am an African and Determined To Be Free,” Ch. 5, St. Croix, 2004

“Three Mothers, Three Continents,” St. Croix, Consultant, (2004 to Present)

“Danish Artist Hugo Larsen’s Cultural Portrait of our Islands, 1904-1907” (2007)

WTJX, Ch. 12


Sound Off, Fort Meade, Md. Staff Reporter (1969-1971)

 “African Nobel Laureates,” Trade Winds, November/December (1988)

“Milo’s Chords of Harmony – Now, Among his Kings-men,” St. Croix Avis, 1996

“Austin Hansen’s Legacy,” VI Daily News, January 30, 1996

“Navy Show Band Rocks St. Croix,” St. Croix Avis, July 15, 1997

“British frigate graces Frederiksted pier,” St. Croix Avis, (1997)

“300 Attend St. Croix Heritage Dancers’ 16th Anniversary Ball,” St. Croix Avis, ___ (1997)

“Gifts of Fritz Henle: Laughter and Reflections,” St. Croix Avis, December 17, 1997

“Painter’s Exhibit: A Diasporan Bridge in Color,” St. Croix Avis, July 6-7, 1997

“Danica David: Painting in Proverbs,” St. Croix Avis August 9, 1997

 “V.S. Naipaul: A True Visionary,” VI Daily News, 2001

 “Through a Lens, Darkly,” VI Daily News, February 2, 2002

“Valuable Footage,” (Letters to the Editor) St. Croix Avis, October 17, 2002

“Dove’s richly-affordably human gifts,” St. Croix Avis, November, 2002

“Richard Schrader: Sentinel Poet of the Folk,” VI Daily News, Feb. 17, 2004

“Poets of the World: Monthly Notes,” Poetry Reading @ Your Library,

Florence Williams Public Library, St. Croix 2003-2005

Photographic Portrait: Lloyd “Dove” Braffith (Art Retrospective), St. George’s Botanical Garden, St. Croix, USVI February 25, 2005

“Charles Abrahamson: A Life of Dream and Victory,” The Caribbean Writer, Vol.18, (2005)

“Virgin Island Families Interconnected,” Edgar O. Lake, The Avis, April 1-2, 2007, St. Croix, U.S.V.I.

“”Sebastian Larsen: First Afro-Danish Letter of Protest: 1916 Danish-US Sale,” Edgar O Lake, The Avis, April 1-2, 2007, St. Croix, USVI


“News at Noon,” WORTV, NYC (1973-75)

Tech-Talk, Channel 12, WTJX, St. Croix, USVI , 2002

“National Reading Week,” Public Promotion, Ch. 5, St. Croix

“I Am An African and I am Determined to be Free,” Video poem (Writer/Producer) 2005


“St. Thomian is Top Lensman,” VI Daily News, January 9, 1991

“Amerikaner laver film om Cornelins” (American Filmmaker plans film on Victor Cornelius,”) Lolland-Falsters Folketidende, 1995

“Film om Dansk-Vestindere” (“Film on Danish West Indian”) Jyllands Post, 17/7/95

“CDC puts West Indian Story in Dance,” St. Croix Avis, February 15-16, 1998

“Governor Commends Local Poet, Edgar O. Lake, July 19, 2000,”

St. Croix Avis, 22, 2000

“CDC Dances to Jamaica Kincaid” Peter L. des Jardins, St. Croix Avis, April 26, 2002

“Ronald Chernow’s Alexander Hamilton,” Columnist William Steif,

VI Daily News, 2004. St. Thomas, USVI 2004

“Alexander Hamilton,” Ronald Chernow, Penguin Books, NYC 2004

 “The Devil’s Bridge,” Book Review, The Caribbean Writer, Volume 20, 2005

“The Devil’s Bridge and Poeticization,” Paget Henry, The Artistic and Political Culture of Antigua & Barbuda Conference, August 3-5, 2005

 “Rebecca: Using Afro German Autobiographies in the Classroom,” Leroy Miller,

AATG “Alle lerner Deutsch” Conference, Millersville University, PA., 2005  

“Rebecca,” Unterrichtspraxis, AATG Praxis Publication, Marburg, GDR 2005

“Lake’s Lecture Rich with History, Inspiration,” The Daily Observer, Antigua, Nov. 28, 2005

“Road from Long Ground: My Personal Path,” Howard A. Fergus, Arawak Publications, Kingston: Jamaica, 2005 

“Soak Up Some Local Authors,” Yolette Nicholson, St. Croix Happening,

Vol. l 2, Issue 8, January 2006

‘The Caribbean Writer releases 25th Anniversary Issue,” The Daily News, September 5, 2006

“Documentary to Study Impressionist’s work in Danish West Indies,” The Daily News, September 18, 2006

‘A Document of Our Islands 100 years Ago: Hugo Larsen’s Art is Rediscovered,” 52nd Annual House Tours, St. Croix, VI February – March, 2007

“CMCArts presents 4th installation of Transfer exhibit,” Tom Eader, The Avis, March 21, 2007

“Caribbean Writer Celebrates Two Decades of Nurturing Literary Talent,” Carol Buchanan, St. Croix Source ( March 20, 2007

“Storytelling Provide Vivid Accounts of Transfer Day Era,” Bill Kossler, St. Croix Source ( March 21, 2007

“Embracing our Ancestors,” Edgar O. Lake, The Avis, March 25-26, 2007, p. 3, 6.


The Caribbean Weekly, NYC (1975)

Trade Winds (Third World Trade Institute), Harlem, NYC 1988

“The Advocate,” Editor, Peter Otley Institute, Local 144, NYC (1998)


“Antigua’s Lost Literatures,” Hurricane Hugo Committee, United Nations, (1989)

“The Role of the Virgin Islands Cultural Heritage Institute,” VI Government House,

September, 1992

“Lost Letters of VI Cultural Legacy,” UVI Forum: Anthropological and Sociological Foundations of American Education with Reference to the Virgin Islands, (1996)

“Caribbean Nobelists,” “An Epic Virgin Islands Poetry Tradition,”

UVI Humanities Forum, (2003) (2006)

“Virgin Islands Cultural Gifts of the Jazz Age: Charles Lindbergh 1928,”

13th ACASA Triennial, Harvard University April, 2004

“Nascent Aspects of an Antiguan Literary Tradition,” The Political & Artistic

Cultures of Antigua & Barbuda Conference, August 4, 2005

“The Role of the Artist in the Liberation Struggle,” (The Leonard Tim Hector Annual Memorial Lecture) Anglican Cultural Center, St. John’s, Antigua, WI November 7, 2005

“A US Virgin Islands Poetry Tradition,” Humanities Forum, UVI-St. Croix, 2005

“Hotel Rwanda: Reading the Frame,” Humanities Forum, March 27, 29, 2005

“Transfer: Immigrants, Not Yet Citizens,” (Fort Frederick Museum), St. Croix, USVI March 18, 2006

“According to his Class: The Role of the Moravians in Education and Religion of the Danish West Indies,” (Fort Frederik Museum), Frederiksted, St. Croix, USVI July 3, 2006

“Diversity Matters: A DWI/USVI Ethnic Diversity Profile, 1600-2006,”  Orientation for Philippine Teachers, Christiansted, St. Croix., Feb. 7, 2007

“Nothing But A Man,” Film: Humanities Lecture, University of the Virgin Islands, April 3, 2007


“The Devil’s Bridge,” University Hour, Gene Emanuel, Host; WSTA FM 1340, St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands (1997)

“To Ghana,” read to The 15th Great Asenthehene, by Sarah Bucknor, in Kumasi, Ghana, August, 1999

“To Ghana,” (Poem) University Hour, Host: Gene Emanuel, WSTA 1300 FM, 1999

“To Ghana,” Griots to Archivists Symposium, University of the Virgin Islands, St. Croix, VI April 1, 2000

“The Killing of Arthur Sixteen,” (Play) Director-Producer, Actor, 12th ACASA Triennial,  The Reichhold Center for the Performing Arts, University of the Virgin islands, St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, April 27th, 2001

 “Baldwin at Carnegie,” “Goodbyes for Jimmy, (poems) UVI 40th Anniversary Commemoration, 2nd Humanities Festival, (2002)

“The Great Lake,” poem read by Tay Stevenson, Poetry at Your Library, Florence Williams Public Library, St. Croix. April, 2003

*“Tribute to Garfield Tilden Blaine Burton,” poem read by Joan Goody at Edmunton Methodist Church, London, England February 8, 2005

“Tribute to Lloyd Dove Braffith,” (poem) St. Croix Foundation Art Retrospective, St. George’s Garden, February 25, 2005

“The Devil’s Bridge,” Raoul Carillio, Host; Radio One, WVWI AM 1000, St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands August 2005

“Road from the Long Ground,” Howard A. Fergus, Arawak Publications, Ja., W.I., 2005

“Celebrating Twenty Years with The Caribbean Writer,” Raoul Carillio, Host: Radio One, WVWI AM 1000, St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. August 22, 2006

“US National Book Festival: Territorial Links of Literacy,” TV-2, Pavilion of States, Washington, D.C., October 5-6, 2006

 “Beyond Politics,” Host: VI Senator Ronald Russell (Caribbean Achievements in Black History Month: celebrating Dr. Edward Wilmot Blyden. Also: poems: “Emile’s Gift,” and “For Floyd (Lake) and David (Canegata”  WSTX, 9,7 AM  February 3, 2007

“Celebrating Wilmot Blyden,” WSTA 1300 FM, Gene Emanuel and Addie Ottley, St. Croix Agricultural Fair Grounds, St. Croix, USVI   Feb. 17, 2007

“Writing in the Agricultural Tradition,” WSTX AM/FM 9.70 AM, Host: Abdul Ali, St. Croix Agricultural Fair Grounds, St. Croix, USVI. February 17, 2007

“Celebrating Virgin Islands History,” WSTX, Abdul Ali: Host, St. Croix March 3, 2007

“Celebrating 20 Years of The Caribbean Writer,” UVI – St. Croix, USVI (Poems: “To Ghana,” and “The Gardening.”) Host: Marvin Williams, March 19, 2007

“Re-Reading VI Genealogy and Family Tree Histories,” WSTX 9.70 AM, “The Reading Hour,” Host: Zoraida Jacobs, March 24, 2007

“A Woman and The Sea,” Yevgeny Yevtushenko, Memorial Service for Maria Henle, St. George Botanical Garden, March 25, 2007, St. Croix, USVI,                


“Austin Hansen: A Historical Virgin Islands Photographic Album, 1920s-1940s,”

Cataloger/Researcher, The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, 1995-98

“The Spirit Within: Images in Black and White,” Curator, Photographic Exhibit, St. Thomas, VI 1993 

“A Virgin Islands Photographic Tradition,” VI Daily News, article, 2003

UVI Historical Digitization Photographic Project, St. Croix, Cataloger, 2003

“Tribute to Lloyd Dove Braffith,” Art Retrospective (2 photographs) February 25, 2005


“A Drum Major for Justice: A Musical Honorarium for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.”

(Compositional Works of African American Composers’ Works dedicated to his Memory) Center for Black Music Research, Chicago College, 1989

Vision Lotus: A Literal Underground Guide to Cultural Manhattan  (1990)

Virgin Islands Delegate, US National Book Festival, Washington, D.C., (2002-06)

St. Croix Poetry @ Your Library Project, Poet in Residence, Host (2003 to 2005)

“The University Hour,” The Devil’s Bridge, WSTA, Dec 24, 2005

Edward Wilmot Blyden Foundation Project, Wash. D.C., Consultant (1993 to Present)

The CGA Oldendorp English Translation Project, Grant Initiator, German Historical Institute, Washington, D.C., 2006

US National Book Festival, Senior Virgin Islands Delegate 2002-2006

 “Transfer:1917,” (Multimedia installation of Virgin Islanders: recipients of first US Travel Passes) Fort Fredericks, St. Croix, March, 2006

TRANSFER // 07 – 90” (Multimedia installation celebrating 90th Anniversary of Transfer Day in Fort Frederik Museum (Frederiksted, St. Croix), and Caribbean Museum Center for the Arts (CMCArts) Frederiksted Town), using real-time and website internet transmittals) March 16, 17, 2007 


Quill & Scroll Award, Fort Benjamin Harrison Journalism Award, Indiana, 1969

US Army Commendation Award, Military Journalism, Fort Meade, Md. 1971

The Doyle Dane Bernbach Advertising Group Award, 1974

“News-at-Nine” Hour, Chamber of Commerce Civic Award, WOR-TV, NYC 1975

PEN American Writers Fund Award, NYC 1997

The Marguerite Cobb McKay Literary Prize, The Caribbean Writer 2005

The Leonard Tim Hector Annual Lecture Memorial Award, 2005

The Marguerite Cobb McKay Literary Prize, The Caribbean Writer 2006

 INTERVIEWS (online)

“The Poet as Long Distance Runner, Part I” 1999 (

“The Poet as Long Distance Runner, Part II” 1999 (

“Playwriting in a Lost Tradition,” 2003 (

“Bulls and Allusions: Manifesto & Praxis” 2003 (


Black Music Research Institute, Chicago, Illinois

Melville Herskovitts Collection, Northeastern University, Illinois

Rogers & Hammerstein Musical Collection, NY Public Research Library

V.S. Naipaul Papers Collection, Utah, US

The Center for the Book - Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

The British Library, London, United Kingdom

The British National Bibliography, London, United Kingdom

The National Published Archive of the British Isles

The Bodleian Library of Oxford, London, United Kingdom

The University of Cambridge, London, United Kingdom

The National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland

The Library of Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland

The National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth, Wales

The Ebeneezer Community Library, Ebeneezer Village, Antigua

The National Library of Antigua, St. John’s, Antigua

The State College of Antigua & Barbuda, St. John’s, Antigua

The Paiewonsky Library, University of the Virgin Islands, St. Thomas

The University Library, St. Croix campus, St. Croix

The Florence Williams Public Library, Christiansted, St. Croix

Enid Baa Public Library, Von Scholten Collection, St. Thomas, VI

Presence Africaine, Library Collection, Paris, France

The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, NY Public Library

The Research Institute for the Study of Man, New York City

The Poetry & Literature Center, The Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

New York Historical Society-Lehrman Institute, New York, NYC

Unterrichtspraxis, American Association of Teachers Teaching in German (AATG) Pa.

The Jackie Robinson Foundation, New York, NY

The Graduate Cricket Studies Center, Cave Hill, Barbados, WI

Caribbean Museum Center for the Arts, Inc., St. Croix, VI