Quincy Flowers works with archives and fiction, history and ideas of home. He is completing his first novel, Canebrake, and an experimental film.
In Canebrake, Duke Nelson endures bouts with alienation—first as a child on a family owned farm in the Canebrake, later as he launches an engineering career in Detroit as the 1967 Riots loom.
Quincy Flowers is a graduate of the creative writing programs at the University of Houston and NYU, where he received a New York Times Fellowship. Awards include a grant from the Ludwig Vogelstein Foundation and residencies at the Headlands Center for the Arts and Denniston Hill. Publications include “Going to Wiley’s Opening” in Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic and Canebrake: A Novel (Chapters 1-3) in Black Renaissance Noire. He is currently an assistant professor of English at CUNY-Kingsborough.
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