Minnie A. Collins is a professor of English at Seattle College in Seattle, Washington. Attaining her BA from Virginia Union University in Richmond, Virginia, she then received her MA from George Washington University in Washington, D. C., and principal’s certification from Seattle University in Seattle, Washington. As a tenured faculty in the Humanities and Social Sciences Division, she has taught and presented conference papers about interdisciplinary programs focused on African American Literature and History as well as Literature of American Cultures.
Her solo poetry collection is The Purple Wash (Seattle Classic Day). She has been published also in The Washington Humanities Association’s Crosscurrents, African American Writers Alliance’s Threads, and in Quiet Shorts. She has read at many Seattle venues: art galleries, Elliott Bay Bookstore, Poetry + Motion at Town Hall, Douglass Truth and Columbia libraries, James and Janie Washington Foundation House, and colleges.
Included among her awards are Seattle University’s African American Alumni Achievement, Burlington Northern for Teaching Excellence at Seattle College, Dan Evans Innovation Award, National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) Teaching Excellence from the University of Texas at Austin, Who’s Who Among American Teachers, and Administrator of the Year at Seattle University.