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Colin Cheney

Guest Instructor of Writing

Dept. : Salt at MECA

Colin is a writer and poet. His collection of poems, Here Be Monsters, was selected for the National Poetry Series and published by University of Georgia Press. The recipient of an MFA in Creative Writing from New York University, he taught Expository Writing at NYU for five years; he’s also taught Creative Writing in the City University of Hong Kong’s Low-Residency MFA program. In addition to his work as a writer and educator, Colin co-produced The City Dark, an Emmy-nominated documentary film exploring the impacts of light pollution, and he produces, mixes, edits, and co-hosts the podcast Poet in Bangkok. His new projects include a poetry manuscript, a collection of short comics, and a memoir. Colin hosts a twice-monthly reading series, Vinland Poetry, in Portland, and edits the online journal, Tongue: A Journal of Writing & Art.