Quincy Troupe

Quincy Troupe, born in 1943 in New York City, is a poet, performer, editor, and two-time winner of the prestigious Heavyweight-Champion of Poetry sponsored by The World Poetry Bout of Taos.

He has received two American Book Awards:  in 1980 for his collection of poetry, Snake-Back Solos and in 1989 for his non-fiction book, Miles: The Autobiography, which he co-wrote with jazz legend Miles Davis.

Troupe has been a featured poet on two PBS television series on poetry: The United States of Poetry and the Bill Moyers’ special, The Power of the Word.

Media
Residencies
  • 2004