Author Event: Justin Phillip Reed

Wednesday, June 5 at 7pm in the library auditorium

Please join us in welcoming poet Justin Phillip Reed, winner of the 2018 National Book Award in Poetry for Indecency (Coffee House Press, 2018), which Library Journal called, “one of a kind brilliant.” The National Book Award poetry jury celebrated the book as “political and personal, tender, daring, and insightful,” and Vox praised it as “an unflinching exploration of power, race, sexuality, gender, the personal and the political.”

Born and raised in South Carolina, Reed was a three-time high school expellee and an ex-college dropout. He went on to receive 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. 

Copies of Indecency will be available for purchase at this event.  

Don't miss this very special opportunity!