About Derek Mong

Derek Mong is the author of two poetry collections from Saturnalia Books, Other Romes (2011) and The Identity Thief (2018), and a chapbook from Two Sylvias Press, The Ego and the Empiricist (fall 2017). The Byron K. Trippet Assistant Professor of English at Wabash College, he holds degrees from Stanford, the University of Michigan, and Denison University. His poetry has appeared in the Kenyon Review, the Southern Review, Crazyhorse, Pleiades, Blackbird, the New England Review and elsewhere. With his wife and co-translator, Anne O. Fisher, he has completed The Joyous Science: Selected Poems of Maxim Amelin. A former Axton Fellow at the University of Louisville and Halls Poetry Fellow at the University of Wisconsin, he has received the Editors’ Choice Prize from the Missouri Review and two Hopwood Awards. He reviews new poetry for the Gettysburg Review and can be reached at www.derekmong.com.

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