Clement A. White, the son of Charles White and Marjorie Asta Stevens, is from St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, but spent a significant portion of his formative years on St. Croix, where his father was born and raised. He obtained his A.A. from the College of the Virgin Islands (now UVI), BA and MA degrees from Kent State University and his Ph.D. from Brown University. He is the author of: Decoding the Word; Network of Spheres; Wey Butty: A Poetic Journey In Search of a West Indian Identity; Come Lemme Hea’ Yoh Yank Soursap; Bings Deh Quaksa & Other Stories, From Here to There: Uneven Steps Marking Time. He is also the author of various articles, including on Nicolás Guillén, Agustín Yáñez, and Langston Hughes. White is currently a Professor of Spanish/Latin American Literature at the University of Rhode Island where he has served as Director of the Graduate Program in Spanish since 1998.