Brattleboro Literary Festival 2022 Brattleboro Literary Festival 2022
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Resilience & Identity— Quintin Collins & Jendi Reiter

Epsilon Spires 190 Main St, Brattleboro, VT 05301

Quintin Collins
Claim Tickets for Stolen People

Quintin Collins is a writer, editor, and assistant director of the Solstice Low-Residency Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing Program. 

His work appears in many print and online publications, such as Sidereal Magazine, Superstition Review, Glass: A Journal of Poetry, Solstice Literary Magazine, and others. Winner of a Pushcart Prize and the 2019 Atlantis Award from the Poet's Billow, Quintin's publishing accolades include multiple Best of the Net Nominations, and he was a finalist for the 2020 Redivider Beacon Street Prize.

Quintin's first full-length collection of poems, The Dandelion Speaks of Survival  was a finalist for the Alice James Award. His second collection of poems, Claim Tickets for Stolen People, was selected by Marcus Jackson as winner of The Journal's 2020 Charles B. Wheeler Poetry Prize.

Jendi Reiter
Made Man

Jendi  Reiter is an award-winning author whose books include the story collection An Incomplete List of My Wishes, the novel Two Natures and the poetry collection Bullies in Love. 

Honors include a Massachusetts Cultural Council Grant for Poetry and short fiction prizes from the Iowa Review, Literal Latté, Bayou Magazine, and others. 

They are the editor of Winning Writers, an online resource site for creative writers. 

In Claim Tickets for Stolen People, Quintin Collins embraces a range of poetic forms and registers to show the resilience of Blackness in a colonized world. The tension between mortality and vitality is ever-present, whether Collins is charting his daughter’s emergence into being, cataloging the toll of white violence, or detailing the exuberance of community, family, and Chicago and Boston life. 

Jendi Reiter's Made Man explores female-to-male transition and gay masculine identity through the voices of unusual objects and fictional characters with some aspect that is constructed, technological, or hybrid. These startling life studies open up onto a broader consideration of humanity's relationship with technology and the shadow side of male dominance of nature.

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Tim Mayo
Tim Mayo
The Brattleboro Retreat, Teacher & Mental Health Worker
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