Darrel Alejandro Holnes

Darrel Alejandro Holnes is an award-winning poet and playwright from Panama City, Panama and the Programs Director of the Poetry Society of America. He holds degrees in Creative Writing from the University of Michigan and the University of Houston. He and his work have been featured nationally and internationally in the Kennedy Center Annual College Theater Festival, TIME Magazine, and The Caribbean Writer among others. He is the recipient of scholarships to Cave Canem, Summer Literary Seminars, and the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, and a writer’s residency at VCCA. He continues to work as a writer and emerging performance artist in New York. The latest news about his performances can be found at www.darrelandpreston.com. And most recently, he was selected as one of “The Phantastique 5” by Jericho Brown for the Best American Poetry blog.


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