D.S. Marriott was born in Nottingham and educated at the University of Sussex. He is the author of the poetry collections Incognegro (Salt, 2006), Hoodoo Voodoo (Shearsman, 2008), The Bloods (Shearsman, 2011) and Duppies (Commune Editions, 2019). His chapbooks include In Neuter (Equipage, 2012). His critical books include On Black Men (Edinburgh University Press and Columbia University Press, 2000), Letters to Langston (Rutgers University Press, 2006), and Whither Fanon? Studies in the Blackness of Being (Stanford University Press, 2018).