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Justin Phillip Reed was born and raised in South Carolina. His work has appeared in Best American Essays, Boston ReviewCallalooThe Kenyon ReviewObsidian, and elsewhere. Coffee House Press will release his first full-length poetry collection, Indecency, in Spring 2018. Justin lives in St. Louis. Come see about him at


Justin Phillip Reed, ISSUES

January/February 2018 Issue, BOAAT



Every Cell in This Country Looks  like a Choice You Can Walk in and out of