Colette Parris

Poet, Fiction Writer


Author's Bio

Colette Parris is a Caribbean-American graduate of Harvard College, where she received a BA in English, and Harvard Law School.  She returned to her literary roots during the pandemic.  Her fiction can be found in various publications, including Scoundrel Time, Cleaver, The Offing, Sleet Magazine, and Streetlight Magazine, and has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize (three times) as well as Best Microfiction.  Her poems have been published in Michigan Quarterly Review, Gyroscope Review, The Healing Muse, MoonPark Review, LEON Literary Review, Thin Air Magazine, and elsewhere. Two are currently nominated for Best of the Net. She has work forthcoming in Variety Pack. 

Publications & Prizes



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Leon Literary Review
Lost Balloon
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MoonPark Review
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Personal Favorites

Favorite authors: 
Agatha Christie, Talia Hibbert, Martin Walker
What I'm reading now: 
Leave the World Behind by Rumaan Alam

More Information

Identifies as: 
Black, Caribbean American
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Last update: Sep 08, 2023