Quintin Collins


Author's Bio

Quintin Collins (he/him) is a writer, assistant director of the Solstice Low-Residency Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing Program, and a poetry editor for Salamander. His work appears in many print and online publications, such as Sidereal Magazine, Superstition Review, Glass: A Journal of Poetry, Solstice Literary Magazine, and others. Winner of a Pushcart Prize and the 2019 Atlantis Award from the Poet's Billow, Quintin's publishing accolades include multiple Best of the Net Nominations, and he was a finalist for the 2020 Redivider Beacon Street Prize.

Quintin's first full-length collection of poems, The Dandelion Speaks of Survival, which was a finalist for the 2020 Alice James Award and the 2021 Sheila Margaret Motton Book Prize, is 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 Poetry Prize and Honor Book for the Black Caucus of the American Library Association’s 2023 Best Poetry Literary Award, is available from Ohio State University Press/Mad Creek Books.

Publications & Prizes

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

Charles B. Wheeler Prize, Poets Billow Atlantis Award, Pushcart Prize, BCALA Book Award Poetry Honor Book

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Last update: May 09, 2023