Randall Horton

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Randall Horton (born in Birmingham) is an author and poet.

Horton is a 1979 graduate of Parker High School. He completed his Bachelor of Arts in English at Howard University and the University of the District of Columbia. He then went on to earn a Master of Fine Arts in creative writing at Chicago State University. He is currently a doctoral student at the State University of New York in Albany.

Horton has edited Warpland: A Journal of Black Literature and Ideas (2005) and was co-editor of Fingernails Across the Chalkboard, published in 2006 by the Third World Press. He has received fellowships from the Archie D. and Bertha H. Walker Foundation and from Cave Canem, an African-American writer's center.


  • Horton, Randall (2006) The Definition of Place. Charlotee, North Carolina: Main Street Rag. ISBN 1599480417
  • Horton, Randall, M. L. Hunter and Becky Thompson, editors (2007) Fingernails Across the Chalkboard: Poetry and Prose on HIV/AIDS form the Black Diaspora. Chicago: Third World Press. ISBN 088378274X

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