Colin D. Halloran served with the U.S. Army in Afghanistan in 2006 and has recently completed a volume of poetry reflecting on his war experience.
A former public school teacher, Colin now spends his days at universities and high schools around the Northeast, working with students and teachers to incorporate literature into the history classroom and looking at the ways in which poetry can inform the media's and historians' portrayals of war.
Colin has spoken at the Veterans' Voices Writing Conference at Western Connecticut State University, the 2011 Connecticut Council for the Social Studies Conference, and will be speaking at AWP 2012. He lives outside of Albany, NY and is currently editor in chief of the online literary journal Mason's Road.
Publications and Prizes
Shortly Thereafter (Main Street Rag , 2012)
Seek It: Artists and Writers Do Sleep (Red Claw Press, 2012), Workers Write! Tales From the Combat Zone (Blue Cubicle Press, LLC, 2012)
BluePrint Review, Caper Literary Journal, Long River Run, Medulla Review, New York Times, phati'tude Literary Magazine, San Pedro River Review, Stone Canoe , Structo, The Aurorean, Welter
2012 Main Street Rag Poetry Book Award
2011 Aurorean Creative Writing Student Outstanding Haiku Contest
Finalist: 2011 Fairfield Book Prize for poetry manuscript Shortly Thereafter