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Justin Phillip Reed    

National Book Award Longlisted Poet

Justin Phillip Reed is an American writer living in St. Louis. He is the author of Indecency and of the chapbook A History of Flamboyance. 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, and the Regional Arts Commission of St. Louis. Reed was born and raised in South Carolina.



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