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henry 7. reneau, jr. attended UC, Davis double-majoring in English and African/African-American Studies. He has been published in more than 200 journals and anthologies, among them, Nameless Magazine; Mandala Literary Journal; The Chaffey Review; Rufous City Review; Black Arts Quarterly; Harbinger Asylum; Empirical Magazine; FOLLY Magazine: Entering: Davis Poetry Book Project Anthology; BlazeVOX; Suisun Valley Review; Tidal Basin Review; Degenerates: Voices for Peace Anthology and Storm Cycle: 2013 Best of Anthology from Kind of a Hurricane Press. He was the winner of, and simultaneously received an Honorable Mention in the SN&R Student Poetry Contest for 2008. He was the 2nd place winner of an Academy of American Poets Prize (Celeste Turner Wright Poetry Prize, 2008), and placed 3rd in the 2009 Annual Jack Kerouac Poetry Contest. His poetry collection, freedomland blues (Transcendent Zero Press, 2014), was released in September of 2014. Additionally, he has also self-published a chapbook entitled 13hirteen Levels of Resistance and is currently working on a book of connected short stories. He has performed in collaboration with noted poet, and biographer, Quincy Troupe, Ray Manzarek, of The Doors, noted artist Milton Bowens, and has appeared in collaborative readings with the Toni Passerell Trio in the Davis Annual Jazz & Beat Arts Festival. His favorite things are Rottweilers, poetry that reveals the concealed, but actual, American reality, his "fixie bike," and Ben & Jerry's New York Super Fudge Chunk.