Gideon Young

March 5, 2019:

Gideon Young will be Nexus Poets’ Featured Poet for the First Tuesday Poetry Open Mic on Tuesday, March 5th at New Bern-Craven County Public Library, 400 Johnson Street in New Bern, NC.

Gideon is a member of the Carolina African American Writers’ Collective and the Carrboro Poets Council. 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 Elephant, Wild 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 the author of One Window’s Light: A Collection of Haiku, published by Unicorn Press, 2017, winner of the 2017 Haiku Society of America’s Merit Award for Best Anthology. 

Gideon earned a bachelor’s degree 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, and former Title 1 Elementary School Reading Teacher. He lives in Chapel Hill, NC, with his wife and daughter.

After the Featured Poet reads, the mic is open for original poems from other poets who sign up. The Library is located at 400 Johnson Street, New Bern, NC. This is a free event with donations requested to support Nexus Poets, a not-for-profit group of New Bern poets promoting poetry in eastern North Carolina.