Skip to main content

Janet Stewart

Janet Stewart was born on June 1st, 1944 on the exotic Dutch Caribbean island of Aruba. Her beloved grandmother was a direct descendant of the Caribs, now called Garifuna. When she was a small child, the family returned to her father's island of St. Vincent. It would be her home until 1965, when Janet immigrated to the United States. And perhaps like all immigrants, she held onto her longing for the islands and continues to do so. Her poetry directly speaks of this longing all while navigating...See more