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Eugenia Collier


Eugenia Collier’s story “Marigolds” won the Gwendolyn Brooks Prize for Fiction in 1969. She is the author of Breeder and Other Stories and the novels Beyond the Crossroad and The Day the Gods Wept, and with Richard Long she co-edited the anthology Afro-American Writing: An Anthology of Prose and Poetry. She was born in Baltimore in 1928. Her story “Sweet Potato Pie” was originally published in 1972.