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Derrick Harriell

Derrick Harriell is the director of the African American studies program at the University of Mississippi and the Otillie Schillig Associate Professor of English, African American Studies, and Creative Writing at the University of Mississippi. He holds a PhD in English from the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee and an MFA in creative writing from Chicago State University. A two-time Pushcart Prize Nominee, he is the author of four collections of poetry and was the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters 2014 poetry award winner for his collection Ropes. His latest poetry collection, Come Kingdom, was published in 2022.