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Poet. Visual Artist. Educator.

Performer. Author. Host. Writing Coach. Moderator.

About D. Colin

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D Colin is a multidisciplinary artist of Haitian descent.


Her work has appeared in Trolley, Ink & Nebula, Jaded Ibis Press and Porter Gulch Review. She is the author of Dreaming in Kreyol and Said the Swing to the Hoop.   She has been featured on PBS, Write About Now, NPR and has performed throughout the United States and internationally.


Beyond poetry, D. Colin has navigated the stage as an actor performing in productions with Black Theater Troupe of Upstate NY and Creative Action Unlimited. Her one woman show Simone appeared at Capital Rep Theater and she has spent years performing reenactments most often as Sojourner Truth. As an emerging artist, she has shown art at the Underground Railroad Education Center,  Albany Center Gallery and the Arts Center of the Capital Region.


Although she grew up in Connecticut, she has called New York's capital region home since 2007. With an educational background in English and Africana Studies, her work, no matter the medium, discusses the human condition, aims to create visibility and uses history and activism as its foundation. She is the 2022 Excellence in Arts & Letters Award recipient for UAlbany's Alumni Association.


She is also a Cave Canem, VONA and New York State Writers Institute fellow.  She currently sits on the board for The Sanctuary for Independent Media, Black Dimensions in Art and is a founding member of the Social Justice Artist Collective.  She believes in Nina Simone's words that "an artist's duty is to reflect the times" and often says, "if the art didn't move you, then I didn't do my job."

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D. Colin is a Haitian American multidisciplinary artist with an educational background in English & Africana Studies. She is a self-published author, a dynamic performer, a self-taught painter & maker of pretty things that make bold statements. Her mantra is Be inspired. Then inspire. 

Quotes from Folks

"Her heart and mind are endless, bottomless and relentless in the most breathtaking way. She has a way of making the world stop turning, while helping it to keep turning in a more loving direction. So powerful!"

Katharine Corp

"An incredible creative writer and poet! A pillar of the Capital District artist community!"

Mojavi / Urban Guerilla Theater

"I recently heard Danielle perform spoken word at an event. Simply put--powerful."

Carmen Rau / RE/MAX Capital

Not enough space to recommend D. I have worked with D on multiple occasions and her storytelling/poetry reading skills are unmatched in this region. Powerful, rich and deeply warm, her stories do not soft pedal and are driven by a beautiful essential hope.

Richard Lovrich

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