Derrick Austin

Derrick Austin is the author of Trouble the Water, winner of the A. Poulin Jr. Poetry Prize (BOA 2016). A Cave Canem fellow, Pushcart Prize, and four-time Best New Poets nominee, he earned his MFA at the University of Michigan. 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, and other journals and anthologies. He is the Social Media Coordinator for The Offing. For more information on Derrick Austin, please visit