Jeffrey Colvin

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Jeffrey Colvin

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Jeffrey was born and raised in Alabama, but now lives in New York City where he has been teaching and doing grant writing for small community-based arts organizations.
His debut novel, Africaville, was published in December 2019 by Amistad/HarperCollins USA. The novel is also being published in Canada, France, and Australia.
An excerpt of Africaville appeared in Narrative magazine, and his other fiction, reviews and essays have appeared in Hot Metal Bridge, Painted Bride Quarterly, Rain Taxi Review of Books, The Millions, The Brooklyn Rail, and elsewhere.
Before returning to school to pursue an MFA, he served in the United States Marine Corps, and worked as an advertising analyst, congressional aide, and nonprofit manager.
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Africaville

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Jeffrey Colvin and 197 other people liked Roxane's review of Golden Ax:
Golden Ax by Rio Cortez
"Outstanding collection of poetry. I particularly liked the author’s note at the beginning, where she discusses afrofrontierism and afropioneerism. As a black person from
Nebraska I appreciated poetry from a black woman born and raised in Utah. My favo" Read more of this review »
Jeffrey Colvin and 333 other people liked Roxane's review of Hurricane Girl:
Hurricane Girl by Marcy Dermansky
"Marcy Dermansky remains one of my favorite writers. What I love most is Alllison, the protagonist, in the aftermath of a violent attack, dealing with a traumatic brain injury and how we see the world through her eyes and her mind. I held my breath as" Read more of this review »
Jeffrey Colvin added a status update: Hello Friends
Below is a link to a newly published interview with Bloomsday Literary.

Also, I interviewed the Canadian novelist Shyam Selvadurai for the recent Spring/Summer issue of Epiphany.

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Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi
My sophomore year of college, I received a fellowship to travel to Ghana and conduct research for a novel. At the time I had only the faintest idea of what I wanted to write about—mothers and daughters, inheritance, loss. I landed at Kotoka Airport and spent the rest of the summer trying to convince myself that all the aimless wandering I was doing was “research,” but really I felt lost and frustrated by my inability to figure out what I really wanted to say, what the story actually was. With hindsight it’s clear to me that I had gone to Ghana to get in touch with a sense of myself that had ...more
"Tayari Jones has been awarded a 2021 Fellowship from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. Established in 1925 by former United States Senator and Mrs. Simon Guggenheim, in memory of seventeen-year-old John Simon Guggenheim, the elder of ..." Read more of this blog post »
Things We Lost to the Water by Eric     Nguyen
"This novel follows a Vietnamese family that flees to the United States in 1979 over the next 26 years. I was captivated. The writing is absolutely gorgeous. The structure is such that we never get to spend enough time with Huong, Tuan, and Binh/Ben. " Read more of this review »
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