Quintin Collins

Poet

Author's Bio

Quintin Collins (he/him) is a writer, editor, and Solstice MFA Program assistant director. His work appears in many print and online publications. His first full-length collection of poems is The Dandelion Speaks of Survival, available from Cherry Castle Publishing. His second collection of poems, Claim Tickets for Stolen People, selected by Marcus Jackson as winner of The Journal's 2020 Charles B. Wheeler Prize, is forthcoming from The Ohio State University Press/Mad Creek Books in 2022. See more of his work on qcollinswriter.com.

Quintin attributes his success in publication to the many educators he has had on his path to his current role. As a result of their guidance, he has had work appear in Ghost City Review, Kissing Dynamite, Glass: A Journal of Poetry, The Hellebore, Homology Lit, Exhume magazine, Solstice: A Magazine of Diverse Voices, Anti-Heroin Chic, The Lily Poetry Review, Riggwelter, Up the Staircase Quarterly, What Rough Beast, Poems 2 Go, Transition magazine, as well as the anthology A Garden of Black Joy: Global Poetry from the Edges of Liberation and Living. He also earned a Pushcart Prize nomination in 2019 and was a finalist for the 2020 Alice James Award.

Quintin's first full-length poetry collection, The Dandelion Speaks of Survival, is forthcoming from Cherry Castle Publishing in 2021.

Publications & Prizes

Books:
Claim Tickets for Stolen People (Ohio State University Press, 2022)
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The Dandelion Speaks of Survival (Cherry Castle Publishing, 2021)
Journals:
Anti-Heroin Chic
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Ghost City Review
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Riggwelter
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Prizes won: 

Charles B. Wheeler Prize

Poets Billow Atlantis Award

More Information

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Identifies as: 
African American
Prefers to work with: 
Any
Fluent in: 
English
Born in: 
IL
Illinois
Raised in: 
IL
Illinois
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Last update: Mar 17, 2021