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Writers on Greenwood: Justin Phillip Reed


Justin Phillip Reed (justinphillipreed.com) winner of the 2018 National Book Award for Poetry, will lead a workshop for writers at 6:30 pm followed by a public reading beginning at 7:30 pm and a conversation with poetry scholar Dr. Andrew Belton. Fulton Street Books will have books available for purchase and signing. The reading will take place in room 157 of the Helmerich Research Center on the OSU-Tulsa campus at 526 N. Elgin Ave.

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, and the Regional Arts Commission of St. Louis. Reed was born and raised in South Carolina.

Writers on Greenwood celebrates writers of color and Indigenous writers and adds to the cultural life of Tulsa in service to the outreach mission of Oklahoma State University. Through craft talks and public readings, Writers on Greenwood engages voices from the community and strives for greater inclusivity in the literary arts.

Event is free to the public

Sponsored by Center for Poets and Writers at OSU-Tulsa