CRB editor, Nicholas Laughlin, tells us the May 2010 relaunch of the journal "marks a shift in medium, but not in purpose, direction, or ambition."
For those of us who will miss our nicely packaged hard copy version, Nicholas promises that in its new medium the CRB "will continue to provide serious (but not solemn) coverage of contemporary Caribbean books and writing via insightful, intelligent reviews and essays. Along with the critical writing for which (we hope) we’re best known, we’ll also continue to publish original poems and fiction, writers’ interviews, reflections, and memoirs, and occasional essays on Caribbean culture and current affairs more widely."
He tells us if there's anything new (or additional) to be expected from the CRB online, that may be "its closer attention to the Caribbean’s visual imagination, through portfolios of work by contemporary artists and exhibition reviews; and, every now and then, [it will] cast an eye on developments in music and film." [more of Nicholas's intro to the relaunched CRB here].
As I said before, I'll miss the old version, but I'm happy at the thought that this will open up the writing being done there to wider audiences.
Check out the current reviews and writings (including a review of Grace Nichols's Picasso, I Want My Face Back) and much more here.