In this episode of Next Up to The Mic, we welcome D. Colin who was our featured reader at the Albany Poets Presents reading series at Restaurant Navona on April 18, 2018.

Originally from Bridgeport, CT, D. Colin is a poet, actor, and visual artist living in Troy, NY. As a multidisciplinary artist, she aims to inspire, empower and educate through poetry, paint and performance and is passionate about cultivating space for stories, healing, and community. She is the author of two poetry collections, Dreaming in Kreyol and Said the Swing to the Hoop.

She is a New York State Writers Institute fellow with degrees in English and Africana Studies. Since 2016, D. Colin has been running Poetic Vibe, a weekly open mic voted best in the Capital Region in 2019. In 2019, D. Colin was honored as Resourceful Woman of the Year in the Arts by YWCA of the Greater Captial Region and one of The Collaborative’s Creatives Under 40. In her rare spare time, she likes to eat pistachio ice cream, visit used book stores, and think of ways to change the world.

Please welcome, next up to the mic, D Colin.

Bonus Video

Team Nitty Gritty (the first slam team from Albany, NY to compete at the National Poetry Slam) members Elizag, ILLiptical, and D. Colin performing “To the Company Selling Trayvon Martin Shooting Range Targets” at the 2012 National Poetry Slam in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Music Credit

Our theme music was “Imagination” by Danijel Zambo. License code: 44TCGFPF1L1434BE

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