Geoffrey Philp is a poet and fiction writer who teaches English at Miami Dade College, where he also chairs the College Preparatory Department.
He is the author of four poetry collections, Exodus and Other Poems, Florida Bound, hurricane center, and xango music. He has also written a book of short stories, Uncle Obadiah and the Alien and a novel, Benjamin, My Son.
A recipient of many awards for his work, including an Individual Artist Fellowship from the Florida Arts Council, The Sauza Stay Pure Award, James Michener fellowships at the University of Miami, and an artist-in-residence at the Seaside Institute, he is currently working on a new collection of short stories, Sister Faye and the Dreadlocked Vampire. "The River" which appears in Uncle Obadiah and the Alien, won the Canute Brodhurst Prize from The Caribbean Writer. Philp's poems and short stories have also appeared in Asili, The Mississippi Review, The Caribbean Writer, Gulf Stream, The Apalachee Quarterly, Journal of Caribbean Studies, Florida in Poetry, Wheel and Come Again: An Anthology of Reggae Poetry, The Oxford Book of Caribbean Short Stories, and most recently, Whispers from the Cotton Tree Root.
He maintains a blog @ geoffreyphilp.blogspot.com
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