NYU Black Renaissance Noire Spring 2015 - Page 154

PHOTOGRAPH by MAKONNEN FOUCHE CHANNER 152 r Colin Channer BRN-SPRING-2015.indb 152 In his debut collection of poems, Colin Channer explores territory that occupied his fiction in the past with an intimacy and lyric command that reminds us of what poetry can achieve when in the right hands. The poems in Providential represent meditations on loss and violence — these are the facts — but the work is enlivened by humor, tenderness and the rich possibilities that come fr