Mateo Askaripour Calabash Festival

Colin Channer

Calabash Co-founder and former Artistic Director.

Colin Channer’s ten books as fiction writer, poet and editor include Console, forthcoming in 2023 from Farrar, Straus and Giroux (FSG). His prose and poetry have appeared in BombThe New Yorker, The Poetry Review (UK), ConjunctionsAgniPrairie Schooner, Virginia Quarterly and other venues. His honors include a 2022-2023 Cullman Fellowship from the New York Public Library; a 2019 Amy Clampitt Residency; and a 2018 Henry Merritt Wriston Fellowship from Brown. His collection Providential was a Finalist for the 2016 OCM/Bocas Prize in poetry. In 2023 he was awarded the prestigious Writers for Writers Award of Poets and Writers Magazine. He’s Associate Professor at Brown University.

In 2011 Channer stepped down from his role as artistic director of the Calabash International Literary Festival.