Born and raised in South Carolina, Justin Phillip Reed’s full-length poetry collection, Indecency (Coffee House Press, 2018), is the winner of the National Book Award.

Phillip Reed earned his BA from Tusculum College and an MFA from Washington University, where he was also Junior Writer-in-Residence. Reed is the author of a chapbook, A History of Flamboyance (YesYes Books, 2016). The recipient of fellowships from Cave Canem, the Conversation Literary Festival, and the Regional Arts Commission of St. Louis, Reed currently lives in St. Louis.