Derek Mong

Center Hall Wabash College
Crawfordsville, IN 47933

Author's Bio

Derek Mong is the author of two poetry collections from Saturnalia Books, Other Romes (2011) and The Identity Thief (forthcoming, 2018). He reviews new poetry for the Gettysburg Review and recently completed his time as the Poetry Editor at Mantis. He is the Byron K. Trippet Assistant Professor of English at Wabash College. A former Axton Fellow at the University of Louisville and Halls Poetry Fellow at the University of Wisconsin, he holds a doctorate in American Literature from Stanford University. He has received the Editors’ Choice Prize from the Missouri Review and two Hopwood Awards. His poetry, criticism, and translations have appeared in the Kenyon Review, the Brooklyn Rail, Two Lines, Pleiades, Crazyhorse, the Southern Review, and many other publications. He can be reached at

Publications and Prizes

Other Romes
(Saturnalia Books, 2011)
, The Identity Thief
(Saturnalia Books, 2018)
Prizes Won: 
Axton Fellowship in Poetry, University of Louisville Jay C. and Ruth Halls Poetry Fellow, University of Wisconsin Editors' Choice Prize, The Missouri Review Hopwood Poetry Award, The University of Michigan

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Creative Nonfiction Writer, Poet
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Cleveland, OH
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Last updated: Jun 22, 2016