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Interview w/poet and author, Derrick Harriell

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Derrick Harriell was born and raised in Milwaukee Wisconsin. He holds an MFA from Chicago State University and is currently a dissertator in UW-Milwaukee's English Department where he also teaches Creative Writing. A dynamic presenter of his work, Harriell has read across the country, including Chicago State's Gwendolyn Brooks Conference, Atlanta's Black Arts Festival, and Meir Festival Park's Summerfest. He's worked as assistant poetry editor for Third World Press, and is currently Poetry Editor for the Cream City Review. His poetry has been published in numerous journals and anthologies, including The Cream City Review, Reverie, and forthcoming Main Street Rag. Harriell has recently completed his first full length manuscript, Cotton.