A. H. Jerriod Avant

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2024 Participant · Mississippi · Poetry

A. H. Jerriod Avant
A. H. Jerriod Avant

Jerriod was born and raised in Longtown, Mississippi. His first book, Muscadine, (Four Way Books, 2023) received the 2024 Mississippi Institute of the Arts and Letters Poetry Award. A graduate of Jackson State University, Jerriod has earned MFA degrees from Spalding University and New York University. A graduate of the Callaloo Creative Writing Workshop, he's received scholarships from the Breadloaf Writer's Conference and Naropa University's Summer Writing Program. A former resident at the James Castle House and Vermont Studio Center, Jerriod has received two winter fellowships from the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown and an emerging artist grant from the St. Botolph Club Foundation. His work has appeared in the Boston Review, Pinwheel, Callaloo, Virginia Quarterly Review, Obsidian, The Yale Review, and other journals. Jerriod's work has been produced in collaboration with the Emily Harvey Foundation, the Highline NYC, and the Kitchen Lab. Jerriod is the 2024-2025 John and Renee Grisham Writer-In-Residence at the University of Mississippi.

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Book Title(s)

  • Muscadine: Poems

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