The Jeanne Harris Hansell Endowed Fund for Poetry

Julian Randall ’11

9th Annual Jeanne Harris Hansell Endowed Poet

Julian Randall ’11
Poet-in-Residence 2022–23
Living Queer Black Poet from Chicago
Wednesday, April 26
7:30 p.m. | Kovler Family Library
Free and Open to the Public
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Join us for an in-person reading with Living Queer Black poet and Parker graduate Julian Randall ’11 followed by a Q&A.

As part of this experience, Randall will be spending a week working on writing with students from Parker’s Lower, Intermediate, Middle and Upper Schools as a writer-in-residence at Parker.
Randall is the recipient of multiple fellowships and the winner of a Pushcart Prize. He holds an MFA in Poetry from the University of Mississippi. His writing has appeared in New York Times Magazine, POETRY and The Atlantic. Randall is the author of Refuse (Pitt, 2018), winner of the Cave Canem Poetry Prize and a finalist for an NAACP Image Award; The Pilar Ramirez Duet (Holt Books for Young Readers); and The Dead Don’t Need Reminding: Essays (Bold Type Books, 2024). He can be found on Twitter and Instagram at @JulianThePoet and on his website
This event is made possible through a gift from the Hansell family. The Jeanne Harris Hansell Endowed Fund for Poetry, established in the name of Jeanne Harris Hansell ’45, will ensure continued success of the “Poetry at Parker” series, as well as allow the school to host renowned guest poets and speakers about poetry in years to come. Former Poet Laureate Billy Collins was Parker’s inaugural visiting poet in the 2012–13 academic year, followed by Nikky Finney, Louise Glück, Kevin Young, Joy Harjo, Naomi Shihab Nye, Natasha Trethewey and Elise Paschen ’77.
Francis W. Parker School educates students to think and act with empathy, courage and clarity as responsible citizens and leaders in a diverse democratic society and global community.