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Justin Phillip Reed reads from Indecency
October 29, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Justin Phillip Reed is an American poet living in St. Louis. His work appears in African American Review, Best American Essays, Callaloo, eKenyon Review, Obsidian, and elsewhere. He holds a BA in creative writing from Tusculum College and an MFA in poetry from Washington University in St. Louis. As the author of the chapbook A History of Flamboyance (YesYes Books 2016), he has received fellowships from the Cave Canem Foundation and the Conversation Literary Festival. He is also a National Book Award finalist. Reed currently organizes the St. Louis community-based poetry workshop series Most Folks at Work. He was born and raised in South Carolina.
Intricate, intimate, difficult, and confrontational poems that push at the boundaries of selfhood, skin, culture, sexuality, and blood.