Gideon Young is a native of Connecticut. A member of the Carolina African-American Writers’ Collective and the Haiku Society of America, his poetry has appeared in Backbone Press, Carve Magazine, Obsidian: Literature in the African Diaspora, Spillway, The Long River Review, The White Elephant, and Black Gold: An Anthology of Black Poetry. Gideon earned a master’s degree in elementary education from North Carolina State University and a bachelor’s in literature from the University of Connecticut. He currently works as a Title 1 elementary reading teacher in Efland, North Carolina. Gideon is also a member of the Carrboro Poets Council.
Participation at the 2016 West End Poetry Festival
- Member of the Carrboro Poets Council, the festival’s volunteer planning committee
- Introduction of Allison Adelle Hedge Coke at A Reading by and Discussion with Allison Adelle Hedge Coke | Saturday, October 15 | 1:30 to 2:45 pm | Century Center
For a full schedule and descriptions of all sessions, see the festival schedule.