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A. H. Jerriod Avant

A. H. Jerriod Avant’s debut collection is Muscadine (Four Way, 2023). Avant has received scholarships from the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference and elsewhere. His poems have appeared in the Yale ReviewMississippi Review, Callaloo, Ecotone, Boston Review, and other journals. A recipient of two Winter Fellowships from the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Avant is currently a Ph.D. English candidate at the University of Rhode Island and a teaching fellow in English at Wesleyan University.


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Spring 2019 | Poetry

Give me memories as 

slow to leave as snails. 


In foreign    and perhaps 

fragile years    I’ll still be able