A. H. Jerriod Avant

Author's Bio

A. H. Jerriod Avant is from Longtown, MS. A graduate of Jackson State University, Jerriod has earned M.F.A. degrees from Spalding University and New York University, where he was a Writer in the Public Schools Fellow. A graduate of the Callaloo Creative Writing Workshop at Brown University, his poems have appeared in the Mississippi Review, Boston Review, Pinwheel, Louisville Review, The Rumpus, Callaloo and other journals. Jerriod is a poetry and photography editor for Kinfolks: a journal of black expression and co-lead curator for Voluble: a channel of Los Angeles Review of Books. He is the recipient of two Pushcart nominations, a finalist for the 2015 Mississippi Review Prize, recipient of the Joseph F. McCrindle Online Editorial Fellowship from Poets & Writers, a 2015 Vermont Studio Center residency and two fellowships from the FINE ARTS WORK CENTER in Provincetown.

Publications and Prizes

Anthologies: 
Bigger Than They Appear: Anthology of Very Short Poems
(Accents Publishing, 2012)
Journals: 
A NARROW FELLOW, Boston Review, Callaloo, H_NGM_N, Mississippi Review, Pinwheel, The Louisville Review, The Rumpus, Tidal Basin Review

More Information

Listed as: 
Poet
Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Identifies as: 
African American
Prefers to work with: 
Any
Fluent in: 
English
Born in: 
Senatobia
Raised in: 
Longtown, MS
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Last updated: Jun 17, 2016