Randall Horton

Randall Horton is the recipient of the Gwendolyn Brooks Poetry Award, the Bea Gonzalez Poetry Award, the Great Lakes College Association New Writers Award for Creative Nonfiction (Hook: A Memoir) and a National Endowment of the Arts Fellowship in Literature. In 2018-2019 Dr. Horton was selected as Poet-in-Residence for the Civil Rights Corps in Washington DC, which is a non-profit organization dedicated to challenging systemic injustice in the American legal system. He is a member of the experimental performance group Heroes Are Gang Leaders which recently received the 2018 American Book Award in Oral Literature and their musical project, The Baraka Sessions, was named best vocal jazz album by NPR in 2019. In 2020 Dr. Horton received a Right to Return Fellowship to creatively address issues of mass incarceration and racial justice while advancing campaigns for change. His latest collection of poetry {#289-128}: Poems is published by the University of Kentucky (2020) and received the 2021 American Book Award. Dead Weight: A Memoir in Essays was published in 2022 by Northwestern University Press.

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