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Coming to Cherry Castle Publishing: 2021
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 current projects include one manuscript out for submission and another in progress.
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auschwitz of the digital age and other poems (new cognitive poetry) by frank thomas rosen
auschwitz of the digital age is a bracing book that casts a sidelong glance at contemporary American life, bearing witness to the failure of the grand experiment in democracy. Rosen doesn’t shy away from the quotidian horrors of 21st century America: racism, gun violence, opioid addiction, the healthcare crisis, pollution, our dependence on the news cycle and digital technology—which he catalogues with measured, concrete language.
—Stephan Delbos, author of Light Reading
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The Skinny Poetry Journal edited by Truth Thomas
If we think of jazz as a true American art form, then we have to pay homage to The Skinny, which follows in the African American tradition of The Bop, invented by Afaa Michael Weaver, and predates The Gigan, created by Ruth Ellen Kocher. While these are true American art forms, The Skinny stands alone as the first to have a collected anthology of work that demonstrates the dexterity and muscle of this slim poetic art form. The poems range in themes from the political, the musical, the personal to the sentimental. These slender jewels pack a dynamite punch that will knock your socks into the middle of next week as these diverse voices sing to a crescendo.
— Dr. Randall Horton, author of Hook: A Memoir
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