Randall Horton


Friday, April 28th – 6:00pm (author talk and signing)

Author Bio!

Randall is a nationally renowned Affrilachian poet. The Affrilachian poetry movement seeks to encourage a multi-cultural understanding of Appalachian culture.

Randall Horton

Horton is the recipient of the Gwendolyn Brooks Poetry Award, the Bea Gonzalez Poetry Award and a National Endowment of the Arts Fellowship in Literature. He serves on the Board of Directors for Pen America’s Pen Prison Writing Program and teaches at the University of New Haven.

He is a Cave Canem Fellow, and a member of both the Affrilachian Poets and the experimental performance group, Heroes are Gang Leaders. Horton is also a senior editor at Willow Brooks, an independent literary press he helped found in 2006. Originally from Birmingham, Alabama, he now resides in Harlem, New York.


His works include Hook: A Memoir and the poetry collection Pitch Dark Anarchy (Triquarterly/Northwestern University Press, 2013).


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