Poet Derrick Austin has been appointed the 2016 Writer's House Resident at Hub City.
Derrick Austin will join Hub City as Writer-In-Residence this Spring. His residency will run from January to the end of April.
Derrick Austin is the author of Trouble the Water, forthcoming from BOA Editions this spring and selected by Mary Szybist for the 2015 A Poulin Jr Prize. A Cave Canem fellow, he earned his MFA from the University of Michigan. His work has appeared in Best American Poetry 2015, Image: A Journal of Arts and Religion, New England Review, Callaloo, The Paris-American, Memorious, and elsewhere. Recent poems are forthcoming in Columbia: A Journal of Art and Literature, Southern Humanities Review, Four Way Review, and The Academy of American Poets Poem-A-Day, among other journals. He is the Social Media Coordinator for The Offing.
I've met so many people, visited places I'd never dreamed I'd see, all thanks to writing; and I'm thrilled to meet Spartanburg's community. I'm also ready to settle into this new space. It's also a homecoming of sorts insofar as I'm returning to the South, the source of so much of writerly obsessions. I'm ready to hunker down and return to the work.