Gerald L. Coleman is a Philosopher, Theologian, Poet, and Scifi-Fantasy Author born in Lexington, Kentucky and now residing in Atlanta. His most recent poetry appears in, Pluck! The Journal of Affrilachian Arts & Culture, Drawn To Marvel: Poems From The Comic Books, Pine Mountain Sand & Gravel Vol. 18, Black Bone Anthology, the 10th Anniversary Issue of Diode Poetry Journal, and About Place Journal. His speculative fiction short stories appear in: The Science Fiction Cyberfunk Anthology: The City, the Rococoa Anthology by Roaring Lion, the Urban Fantasy Anthology: Terminus, the 2019 JordanCon Anthology: So You Want Stories?, Dark Universe: Bright Empire, Cyberfunk!, the 2022 JordanCon Anthology: Neither Beginnings Nor Endings, and the Weird Fiction anthology: Whether Change - by Broken Eye Books. His essays appear in the polish language con-Magazine: KONwersacje, Apex Magazine 127, and the Hugo nominated Fanzine: Journey Planet. He is the author of the Epic Fantasy novel saga The Three Gifts, which currently includes When Night Falls (Book One), A Plague of Shadows (Book Two), and the forthcoming When Chaos Reigns (Book Three). He has been a Guest Author at DragonCon, Boskone, Blacktasticon, JordanCon, Atlanta Science Fiction & Fantasy Expo, The Outer Dark Symposium, World Horror Con, Imaginarium, and Multiverse. He served as a Programme Content Consultant for WorldCon Dublin and the Director of the Fantasy Track for MultiverseCon. He is a 2021 Rhysling Award Nominee, an SFWA (Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers Association) member, and a co-founder of the Affrilachian Poets. He’s released four collections of poetry entitled the road is long, falling to earth, microphone check, Nappy Metaphysic. His newest collection is the upcoming, On the Black Hand Side.
He did his undergraduate work in Philosophy, English, and Religious Studies at the University of Kentucky and Trevecca Nazarene University. He followed that with a Master's degree in Theology at Trevecca.
Awards & Nominations:
Colonel Aide De Camp to the Governor's Staff in Tennessee, 1998
The Tennessee Volunteer Commendation Award, 2001
Mayor's Award, Nashville, TN. 2001
Affrilachian Poets Day, Lexington, Ky. 2006
Rhysling Award for Poetry 2021
Hero of the Horn, JordanCon 2022