La Doña, La Llorona, and Garvey’s Ghost

In Issue 9, Sliver of Stone published a poem titled “La Llorona’s Life as a Cautionary Tale” by Paul David Adkins.

We’re happy to learn that Lit Riot Press has published the author’s debut full-length collection La Doña, La Llorona, which includes this poem.


Her’s a link to the book on Amazon.

Paul David Adkins lives in New York and works as a counselor. Aside from La Doña, La Llorona, he has three chapbooks (Stick Up, The Great Crochet Question, and The Upside Down House). He served in the US Army for 21 years, three months, and 18 days, deploying to Iraq or Afghanistan for 1,277 days. Lit Riot Press will publish two books concerning his military experiences in Fall ’16, entitled Operational Terms and Graphics and Flying Over Baghdad with Sylvia Plath.

We wish you great success, Paul David!

Our congratulations also go to Issue 3 contributor Geoffrey Philp who recently released Garvey’s Ghost.


“It’s not often that a writer describes a ‘criminal’ as their hero, but the outlaw in question isn’t just anyone — it’s Jamaican-born civil rights leader Marcus Garvey. After 20 years of writing, Jamaican author Geoffrey Philp, whose children went to the same high school as Trayvon Martin (the African American teenager who was shot and killed by a neighborhood watch volunteer in Florida in 2012), has finally published his first novel, Garvey’s Ghost.”
(Atiba Rogers, Global Voices)


Born in Jamaica, Geoffrey Philp has published two novels, five volumes of poetry, two short-story collections, and three children’s books. His work is represented in nearly every anthology of Caribbean literature, and he is one of the few writers whose work has been published in the Oxford Book of Caribbean Short Stories and Oxford Book of Caribbean Verse. He is currently working on a collection of poems, Letter from Marcus Garvey. A graduate of the University of Miami, where he earned an MA in English, Philp teaches English at the InterAmerican Campus of Miami Dade College.

Way to go, Geoffrey!


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