Gideon Young is a member of the Carolina African American Writers’ Collective and the Carrboro Poets Council. His poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in Acorn, Backbone Press, Carve Magazine, Haibun Today, Haiku Page 10, Kingfisher, Modern Haiku, Obsidian: Literature in the African Diaspora, Spillway, The Long River Review, The Heron’s Nest, The North Carolina Literary Review, Sons and Daughters Literary Journal, The White ElephantWild Plum Haiku, All the Songs We Sing, Black Gold: An Anthology of Black Poetry, World Enough Writers Coffee Anthology, They Gave Us Life: Celebrating Mothers, Fathers & Others in Haiku, and The Elizabeth Keckley Reader: A Determined Life, Vol. II

Gideon is a co-author of One Window’s Light: A Collection of Haiku, published by Unicorn Press, 2017, winner of the Haiku Society of America Merit Award for Best Anthology. He received 2nd place in the 2020 James Applewhite Poetry Prize for his poem kwansaba crown. He is a Teaching Fellow for A+ Schools of North Carolina, a K-12 Literacy Specialist, former Title 1 Elementary School Teacher. A Stay-at-Home Dad, Gideon lives in Chapel Hill, NC.




Email: gideonw(dot)young(at)gmail(dot)com

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The Carolina African American Writers’ Collective

A+ Schools of North Carolina

The Carrboro Poets Council