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Julian Randall

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. Randall is the recipient of a Pushcart Prize and the winner of the 2019 Betty Berzon Emerging Writer Award from the Publishing Triangle and the 2019 Frederick Bock Prize. 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, Black Nerd Problems and other venues. He holds a Master of Fine Arts in poetry from Ole Miss. He is the author of "Refuse," 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 Escape from Zafa."

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Pilar Ramirez and the Escape from Zafa
Children / Teens
Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
March 2022
ISBN 9781250774101
304 pages

University of Pittsburgh Press
September 2018
ISBN 9780822965602
102 pages

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