Vernon Jordan III | The New Engagement

Vernon Jordan III

Vernon Jordan III

Vernon Jordan III

Vernon Jordan, III (King V, on the mic) is a Philly born 'n raised Writer, Filmmaker, and Poet. He is interested in stories about the interior lives of Black people - especially Black youth - and has a lifelong preference for the supernatural, technologically different, and otherwise speculative/magical/funky shit. As an AfroFuturist, he believes Black artists play a vital role in shaping futures and recovering pasts. Recently moved to NYC, Vernon can be found sipping Jasmine Teas and writing scripts, as a Screenwriting MFA candidate at Brooklyn College's Feirstein Graduate School of Cinema .

Follow him on Twitter @AfroJediii.​

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By Vernon Jordan III

A lyrical lament that gently reaches for the sublime.

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Contests & Prizes

Flash Fiction Contest
On May 1st, we announced the winners of our Flash Fiction Contest: Thomas Garcia (1st), Rick Krizman (2nd), and Rios de la Luz (3rd). Read more.

The James Baldwin Literature Prize
It is with great pleasure that we announce the winner of The James Baldwin Literature Prize of $1,000 to Hafsa Musa. Read more.

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