Loretta Collins Klobah, born in California, holds Puerto Rican citizenship. She has lived in San Juan, Puerto Rico, for going on two decades. She teaches Caribbean literature and creative writing at the University of Puerto Rico. Her poetry has been published widely in journals such as The Caribbean Writer, Poui: The Cave Hill Literary Annual, Quarterly West, The Missouri Review, and Poet Lore, and has been anthologised in New Caribbean Poetry (2007), TriQuarterly New Writers (winner of the 1996 Pushcart Prize Anthology) and others. Her poetry has won numerous awards including the Pam Wallace Award and the Early Lyons Award. Her first collection, The Twelve-Foot Neon Woman (2011), won the 2012 poetry OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature and was short listed for the 2012 Felix Dennis Prize for Best First Collection in the Forward poetry prizes.
Click here to buy Loretta Collins Klobah’s book.
Read The Trinidad and Tobago Guardian‘s review.
Read “Witness“, a poem from The Twelve-Foot Neon Woman.
Read several blurbs on Peepal Tree Press’s website.
Read Charmaine Valere’s blog post.
Read Montague Kobbe’s review (also published by The Weekender supplement of the Daily Herald of Sint Maarten).