Justin Phillip Reed Reading & Signing for "Indecency"

Justin Phillip Reed is an American poet and essayist. He is the author of Indecency (Coffee House Press), 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 (YesYes Books, 2016). 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, Callaloo, The Kenyon Review, Obsidian, 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. He has received fellowships from the Cave Canem Foundation, the Conversation Literary Festival, La Maison Baldwin, and the Regional Arts Commission of St. Louis. 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.


Event date: 
Wed, 06/05/2019 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
University City Public Library
6701 Delmar
St. Louis, MO 63130
Indecency Cover Image
ISBN: 9781566895149
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Coffee House Press - May 8th, 2018