Interview with Colin Channer on his creative journey, Caribbean literature, and work


At the Miami Book Fair, I interviewed Colin Channer, the author of the poetry collection Providential and the novella The Girl With the Golden Shoes. We talked about Jamaica, Caribbean literature, and his creative journey. My favorite line from the interview is when he said the following: "Growing up in Jamaica, one didn't feel that one had access to a literary life. One felt there was access to music." It was a pleasure to hear how Channer overcame that lack of access and built a fantastic career around writing.