Julian Randall is a Living Queer Black poet from Chicago. A recipient of multiple fellowships, Julian is the winner of a Pushcart Prize. He holds an MFA in Poetry from Ole Miss. Julian is the author of Refuse (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2018), which won the Cave Canem Poetry Prize and was a finalist for an NAACP Image Award, and Pilar Ramirez and the Prison of Zafa (Holt Books for Young Readers, 2022). He can be found at at @JulianThePoet and on his website at JulianDavidRandall.com.