Gideon Young

Gideon Young is a member of the Carolina African American Writers’ Collective and the Carrboro Poets Council, organizers of the annual West End Poetry Festival. 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 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 an author of One Window’s Light: A Collection of Haiku, published by Unicorn Press(2017), winner of the 2017 Haiku Society of America Merit Award for Best Anthology. He is a Teaching Fellow for A+ Schools of North Carolina, a K-12 Literacy Specialist, and former Title 1 Elementary School Teacher. Gideon lives with his wife and daughter in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

Participation at the 2019 West End Poetry Festival

  • Member of the Carrboro Poets Council, the festival’s volunteer planning committee
  • Poets reception & curated open mic | Wednesday/Thursday, October 16-17 | 6:30 pm | Johnny’s & Cats Cradle Back Room

For a full schedule and descriptions of all sessions, see the festival schedule.