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A. H. Jerriod Avant is from Longtown, MS. A graduate of Jackson State University, he’s earned M.F.A. 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 and Callaloo. A finalist for the 2015 Mississippi Review Prize and a recipient of a Vermont Studio Center residency, Jerriod is the 2nd-year poetry fellow at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown.