Join Dominican Writers JP Infante in conversation with Cave Canem Poetry Pride winner Julian Randall and Poet Gabriel Ramirez.
Julian Randall is a Living Queer Afro-Dominican poet from Chicago. A Pushcart Prize nominee, he has received fellowships from Callaloo, BOAAT, and the Watering Hole and was the 2015 National College Slam (CUPSI) Best Poet. Julian is the curator of Winter Tangerine Review’s Lineage of Mirrors and a poetry editor for Freezeray Magazine. He is also a co-founder of the Afrolatinx poetry collective Piel Cafe. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in publications such as Nepantla, Rattle, Ninth Letter, Vinyl, Prairie Schooner and The Adroit Journal among others. He is an MFA candidate in poetry at the University of Mississippi. Refuse is his debut collection of poetry which was published for winning the 2017 Cave Canem Poetry Prize.
Gabriel Ramirez is a Afro-Latinx poet, activist, and teaching artist. Gabriel is a youth mentor at Urban Word NYC. Ramirez is a Willow Arts Alliance fellow, Watering Hole Fellow and participant of the Callaloo Writer’s Workshop. You can find his work in various spaces, including Youtube, and in publications like The Volta, Winter Tangerine, Blueshift Journal, Drunk in a Midnight Choir, VINYL, African Voices, in ¡MANTECA!: an Anthology of Afro-Latino Poetry (Arte Público Press 2017) and forthcoming in Bettering American Poetry Anthology (Bettering Books 2017).