A. H. JERRIOD AVANT is from Longtown, MS. A graduate of Jackson State University, he’s earned MFA degrees from Spalding University and New York University. An Affrilachian Poet and graduate of the Callaloo Creative Writing Workshop, his poems have appeared in the Mississippi Review, Boston Review, pluck!, Pinwheel and Callaloo. A finalist for the 2015 Mississippi Review Prize, Jerriod is the 2016–2017, 2nd-year Poetry Fellow at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown.
Spriggs, Bianca Lynne, and Jeremy Paden, editors. “Biographies.” Black Bone: 25 Years of the Affrilachian Poets, University Press of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, 2017, pp. 151–156.