Derrick Austin

Derrick Austin

Derrick Austin

Derrick Austin is the author of Trouble the Water (BOA Editions 2016), selected by Mary Szybist for the 2015 A. Poulin Jr Prize. A Cave Canem fellow, Pushcart Prize and four-time Best New Poets nominee, he earned his MFA at the University of Michigan where he also earned Hopwood Awards. His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Best American Poetry 2015, New England Review, Image: A Journal of Arts and Religion, Callaloo, Crab Orchard Review, Memorious, Assaracus, Unsplendid, Tampa Review Online, Knockout, and other journals and anthologies. He is the Social Media Coordinator for The Offing.