Julian Randall is a Living Queer Black poet from Chicago. He has received fellowships from Cave Canem, CantoMundo, Callaloo, BOAAT, Tin House, Milkweed Editions and the Watering Hole. Julian is the recipient of a Pushcart Prize. Julian is the winner of the 2019 Betty Berzon Emerging Writer Award from the Publishing Triangle. His poetry has been published in New York Times Magazine, Ploughshares, and POETRY and anthologized in The Breakbeat Poets Vol.4, Nepantla, and Furious Flower. He has essays in Vibe, Los Angeles Review of Books, and other venues. He holds an MFA in Poetry from the University of Mississippi. He is the author of Refuse (Pitt, Fall 2018), winner of the 2017 Cave Canem Poetry Prize and a finalist for a 2019 NAACP Image Award, and the middle grade novel Pilar Ramirez And The Prison of Zafa (Holt, Winter 2022). He can be found @JulianThePoet and on his website JulianDavidRandall.com.