biography / contact

Gideon Young is from Connecticut. A member of the Carolina African American Writers’ Collective and the Carrboro Poets Council, his poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in Backbone Press, Carve Magazine, Modern Haiku, Obsidian: Literature in the African Diaspora, Spillway, The Long River Review, The North Carolina Literary Review, The White ElephantWild Plum Haiku, Black Gold: An Anthology of Black Poetry, World Enough Writers Coffee Anthology, and The Elizabeth Keckley Reader: A Determined Life, Vol. II. Gideon is one of five authors of One Window’s Light: A Collection of Haiku, published by Unicorn Press, 2017, winner of the 2017 Haiku Society of America’s Merit Award for Best Anthology. Gideon earned a Bachelor’s in Literature from the University of Connecticut and a Master’s Degree in Teaching: Elementary Education from North Carolina State University. He is a Teaching Fellow for A+ Schools of North Carolina, a K-12 Literacy Specialist, and former Title 1 Elementary School Reading Teacher. He lives in Chapel Hill, NC with his wife and daughter and baby on the way!



I am available for: Writing Workshops for Adults and Students, Workshops for Educators on Arts Integration, Poetry Readings, and More!


Contact by E-Mail:

gideonw.young (@) gmail (dot) com