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Poet Gerald L. Coleman to read from work at Randolph College

Gerald Coleman

Poet and novelist Gerald Coleman will read from his work at Randolph College on Tuesday, March 26.

The reading will be held at 6 p.m. in Smith Memorial Building’s Alice Ashley Jack Room.

Coleman is the author of the epic fantasy series The Three Gifts, which includes When Night Falls, A Plague of Shadows, and the forthcoming When Chaos Reigns.

He is a Scholastic National Writing Juror, a co-founder of the Affrilachian Poets, an SFWA member, a Rhysling Award Nominee, and a fellow at the Black Earth Institute.

His poetry has appeared in Pluck!, The Journal of Affrilachian Arts & Culture, Drawn To Marvel: Poems From The Comic Books, Pine Mountain Sand & Gravel, Black Bone Anthology, the 10th anniversary issue of Diode Poetry Journal, About Place Journal, Star*line, and This is the Honey: An Anthology of Contemporary Black Poets.

A Kentucky native who now lives in Atlanta, Coleman has been a guest author at DragonCon, Blacktasticon, JordanCon, Atlanta Science Fiction & Fantasy Expo, and others, and a guest poet/lecturer at Berea College, the University of Kentucky, Western Carolina University, UNC Charlotte, Kenyon College, the Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning, and the Martin Luther King Jr. Cultural Center.

His speculative fiction has appeared in The Cyberfunk Anthology, The Roaring Lion Anthology, The Urban Fantasy Anthology, the 2019 JordanCon Anthology, Dark Universe, CyberFunk! by MVMedia, the 2022 JordanCon Anthology, and Whether Change.

He did his undergraduate work in philosophy, English, and religious studies, followed by a master’s in theology.

His newest releases include a collection of short stories entitled From Earth and Sky and a collection of poems and micro-essays entitled On the Black Hand Side.

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