He draws upon his two hundred years of family history in Trinidad and Tobago and his upbringing in the Bahamas. Antoni’s short fiction has appeared in Conjunctions, The Paris Review, Ploughshares and other periodicals, including as the Editor's Choice for The Oxford Book of Caribbean Short Stories (1985). He holds an MA from Johns Hopkins University, and an MFA and a PhD from the Writers Workshop at the University of Iowa. He is a former Associate Professor of creative writing and Caribbean literature at the University of Miami, where he taught for nine years and acted as Associate Director of the Caribbean Writers Summer Institute. He lives in Manhattan and teaches in the graduate writing program at The New School University.