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Birthplace
Jamaica
Residence
United States of America
Identities
United States of America, Jamaica
DOB
Not provided
Gender
Male

Colin Channer

Colin Channer was born in Jamaica to a pharmacist and cop. Junot Díaz calls him “one of the Caribbean Diaspora’s finest writers.” His poems appear in Prairie Schooner, Harvard Review, The Common, and Renaissance Noire, among other places.

Channer has served as Newhouse Professor in Creative Writing at Wellesley College and Fannie Hurst Writer in Residence at Brandeis University. His many books of prose include the novella The Girl with the Golden Shoes, “a very moving and mesmerizing journey” in the words of Edwidge Danticat and The Wolf. He won the Silver Musgrave Medal in Literature in 2010 and currently lives in New England. Providential is his first poetry book.

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