Writer, Editor | (He/Him)
Quintin Collins is a poet, writer, and editor. In his professional career before becoming the Solstice MFA Program's Assistant Director, he spent more than five years in the digital marketing field, where he applied his expertise to managing and developing teams of writers and executing editorial content strategy for clients of various industries, most notably higher education. During that time, he earned an MFA in Creative Writing for Poetry from the Solstice MFA in Creative Writing Program at Pine Manor College.
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.