Julian Randall is a Living Queer Black poet from Chicago. He has received fellowships from Callaloo, BOAAT, and the Watering Hole and was the 2015 National College Slam (CUSPI) Best Poet. He is also a cofounder of the Afrolatinx poetry collective, Piel Café. His work has appeared in New York Times Magazine, Prairie Schooner, and The Adroit Journal. He is a candidate for his MFA in Poetry at Ole Miss. His first book, Refuse, is the winner of the 2017 Cave Canem Poetry prize and was published by University of Pittsburgh Press in Fall 2018.