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 & Prizes

Bigger Than They Appear: Anthology of Very Short Poems (Accents Publishing, 2012)
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Longtown, MS
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Last update: Jun 17, 2016