Marcia Douglas was born in the U.K. and grew up in Jamaica. She is the author of the novels,
The Marvellous Equations of the Dread: a Novel in Bass Riddim, Madam Fate and
Notes from a Writer's Book of Cures and Spells as well as a collection of poetry, Electricity Comes to Cocoa Bottom.
Her work has appeared in journals and anthologies internationally, including Edexcel Anthology for English Language/London
Examinations IGCSE, The Oxford Book of Caribbean Verse, The Forward Book of Poetry, Sisters of Caliban: Contemporary Women
Poets of the Caribbean, Cultural Activism: Poetic Voices, Political Voices, Kingston Noir, Jubilation! Poems Celebrating 50
Years of Jamaican Independence, Mojo: Conjure Stories, Whispers from Under the Cotton Tree Root: Caribbean Fabulist Fiction,
Caribbean Erotic: Poetry, Prose, Essays, The Art of Friction: Where (Non) Fictions Come Together, and Home: An Imagined Landscape.
Her awards include a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, and a U.K. Poetry Book Society Recommendation.
The Marvellous Equations of the Dread was longlisted for the 2016 Republic of Consciousness Prize and the 2017 OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature.
In addition to writing, she performs a one-woman show, Natural Herstory, and teaches at the University of Colorado,