Gerald L. Coleman is a Philosopher, Theologian, Poet, and Scifi-Fantasy Author residing in Atlanta. Born in Lexington. 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: You Want Stories?, Dark Universe: Bright Empire, Cyberfunk!, and the upcoming Weird Fiction Anthology - Whether Change - by Broken Eye Books. 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 and a co-founder of the Affrilachian Poets and has released four collections of poetry entitled the road is long, falling to earth, microphone check, and Nappy Metaphysic.
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