Summer Edward

Poet, Fiction Writer, Creative Nonfiction Writer

Philadelphia, PA

Author's Bio

Summer Edward, M.Ed. is a Trinidadian American writer and children's editor who grew up as a third culture kid. She is founder and editor-in-chief of Anansesem.

An alumna of the University of Pennsylvania, she studied fiction at the Kelly Writers House, and has received writing residencies and awards from the Highlights Foundation, Roothbert Fund, Cropper Foundation, School of the Free Mind and Tengo Sed Costa Rica Writers Retreat.

Her writing appears or is forthcoming in The MillionsThe Columbia ReviewHorn Book MagazineThe Missing SlateNat. BrutKweli JournalMatatu: Journal for African Culture and SocietyAnomalyThe Punch MagazineThe Ekphrastic ReviewBim: Arts for the 21st CenturyMoko Magazinesx salonThe Caribbean WriterObsidian: Literature in the African DiasporaDuendeNegative Capability PressWaxwing Literary JournalRe-Markingstongues of the oceanPREE and others.

She is a Small Axe Fiction and Poetry Prize shortlistee, a Pushcart Prize nominee, and was selected for the NGC Bocas Lit Fest’s New Talent Showcase, spotlighting the best emerging Caribbean writers. Her work has been anthologized in New Daughters of Africa and New Worlds, Old Ways: Speculative Tales from the Caribbean.

Publications & Prizes

Creative Nonfiction

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Negative Capability
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New Worlds, Old Ways: Speculative Tales from the Caribbean (Akashic Books, 2016)


BIM: Arts for the 21st Century
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The Caribbean Writer
Tongues of the Ocean

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Caribbean American
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Adults, Children, Teachers
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Trinidad and Tobago
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Last update: Mar 12, 2020