Justin Phillip Reed is an American poet and essayist. He is the author of “Indecency”, winner of the 2018 National Book Award in Poetry and a finalist for the 2019 Kate Tufts Discovery Award, as well as the chapbook “A History of Flamboyance”. His second full-length collection of poetry, “The Malevolent Volume”, will be released in Spring 2020. He is the 2019-2021 Fellow in Creative Writing at the Center for African American Poetry and Poetics. His work appears in African American Review, Best American Essays, The Kenyon Review, and elsewhere. A three-time high school expellee and an ex-college dropout, he received his BA in creative writing at Tusculum College and his MFA in poetry at Washington University in St. Louis, where he served as Junior Writer-in-Residence. Reed was born and raised in South Carolina.
Copies of Justin Phillip Reed’s books will be available for purchase and signing courtesy of Subterranean Books.