Alonzo Vereen graduated from Morehouse College in 2012 with a degree in English. While enrolled, he presented scholarship on African-American and Caribbean Lit. at both national and international literary conferences, founded and edited the college's first international literary journal, and studied British Lit. at University College London. Since 2012, he's served as a Writer-in-Residence at Vermont Studio Center and studied Creative Writing at Exeter College, Oxford. Currently, Alonzo's teaching high school English in Anacostia by day and working to finish his novel Young, Faded, & Black by night.