by Samantha Iyer

Charles Henry Rowell

Charles Henry Rowell has spent the main of his long literary career as an editor — as editor of Callaloo, and as editor of Ancestral House: The Black Short Story in the Americas and Europe (1995), Shade: An Anthology of Fiction by Gay Men of African Descent (with Bruce Morrow, 1996), Making Callaloo: 25 Years of Black Literature (2002), and, most recently, The Callaloo African Diaspora Series (Johns Hopkins University Press). Angles of Ascent: A Norton Anthology of Contemporary African American Poetry (W. W. Norton, 2013) documents new waves of poets, “who, for future memory, extend and refine literary, aesthetic, and other traditions wherever they find them, as well as invent and experiment with new techniques of their own invention.”