Associate Professor of Literary Arts


Colin Channer's most recent book is the poetry collection Providential, which takes as its unlikely subject the Jamaican police. His fiction includes the novel Waiting Vain, the novella The Girl With the Golden Shoes and the story collection Passing Through. Colin is the editor of two anthologies of fiction—Kingston Noir and Iron Balloons—and coeditor with Kwame Dawes of the verse anthology So Much Things to Say: Over 100 Poets From the First Ten Years of the Calabash International Literary Festival. Born in Jamaica, he moved to New York in his teens.

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