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 in Acorn, Backbone Press, Carve Magazine, Haibun Today, Kingfisher, Modern Haiku, Obsidian: Literature in the African Diaspora, Spillway, The Long River Review, The North Carolina Literary Review, Sons & Daughters Literary Journal, 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 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. 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, former Title 1 Elementary School Teacher, and Stay-at-Home Dad. He lives in Chapel Hill, NC with his wife, daughter, and son.



I am available for: Poetry and Writing Workshops, Workshops for Educators on Arts Integration, Poetry and Flute Performances, and More!


Contact by E-Mail:

gideonw.young (@) gmail (dot) com