Teaching Writer, Writing Our Stories
A. H. Jerriod Avant is from Longtown, Mississippi. A graduate of Jackson State University, he’s earned MFA degrees from Spalding University and New York University. A graduate of the Callaloo Creative Writing Workshop, his poems have appeared in the Mississippi Review, Boston Review, Pinwheel, Ecotone, Callaloo, The Baffler and other journals. A finalist for the 2015 Mississippi Review Prize and a recipient of a Vermont Studio Center residency, Jerriod has received two poetry fellowships from the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown. He teaches at the Adele Goodywn McNeel School in Birmingham, AL as part of the Writing Our Stories project, a program for juvenile offenders created by the Alabama Writers' Forum.