A.H. JERRIOD AVANT
Poetry Fellow A.H. JERRIOD AVANT was born in Longtown, Mississippi. A graduate of Jackson State University, he has earned M.F.A. degrees from Spalding University and New York University, where he was a Writers’ in the Public Schools Fellow, and he is an alumnus of the Callaloo Creative Writing Workshop at Brown University. His poems have appeared in Callaloo, Boston Review, Mississippi Review, Louisville Review, Pinwheel, the Rumpus, and other journals. A Finalist for the 2015 Mississippi Review Prize, Jerriod is the recipient of two Pushcart Prize nominations, the Joseph McCrindle Online Editorial Fellowship from Poets & Writers, and a Vermont Studio Center residency.
A.H. JERRIOD AVANT reads his poems “The Haunting,” “Catching,” “The Day a Cast of My Own Failures Rocked Me,” “We Were Being Detained,” and “Holy Stagger.” “Catching” first appeared in Pinwheel. “We Were Being Detained” is forthcoming in Voluble. “Holy Stagger” first appeared in Mississippi Review.