Summer Edward was born and raised in Trinidad. She writes for adults and writes children's stories and poems.
An alumna of the University of Pennsylvania, she attended Naomi Jackson's Literary Boot Camp for Women Writers at the Kelly Writers House in Philadelphia, and is the recipient of writing residencies and awards from the Highlights Foundation, the Roothbert Fund, the Cropper Foundation, the School of the Free Mind and the Tengo Sed Costa Rica Writers Retreat.
Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Bim: Arts for the 21st Century, The Missing Slate, Horn Book Magazine, Matatu: Journal for African Culture and Society, The Ekphrastic Review, Moko Magazine, sx salon, The Columbia Review, The Caribbean Writer, Obsidian: Literature in the African Diaspora, Duende and others.
She is a Small Axe Fiction and Poetry Prize shortlistee, a Pushcart Prize nominee, and was selected for the NGC Bocas Lit Fest’s New Talent Showcase, spotlighting the best emerging Caribbean writers. Her work has been anthologized in Whaleheart: Journey into the Night with Maya Christina Gonzalez and 23 Courageous ArtistAuthors and New Worlds, Old Ways: Speculative Tales from the Caribbean.
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