D. Colin reading at Restaurant Navona in Albany, NY

Talking Haiti, Heritage, and Culture with D. Colin


D. Colin is a Haitian-American multidisciplinary artist who works in poetry, theater, and visual art. She is a Cave Canem, VONA, and NYS Writers Institute Fellow, as well as the author of Dreaming in Kreyol and Said the Swing to the Hoop. Her work has appeared in Trolley, Ink & Nebula, Jaded Ibis Press, and Porter Gulch Review. She is the 2022 Excellence in Arts & Letters Award recipient for UAlbany’s Alumni Association.

On April 18, 2018, D. Colin was featured at the Albany Poets Presents reading series and read her poem “Up Ahead We’ll See.”

We talk about that poem, her Haitian heritage, and how she brings her cultural identity into her art.

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