Derek Updegraff

Dept of Modern Languages and Literature California Baptist University
Riverside, CA 92504

Author's Bio

Derek Updegraff writes short stories and poems and does verse translations from Latin, Middle English, and Old English. He is the author of one short story collection and three chapbooks of poetry and translation, and he is a contributing writer for the Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Medieval Literature in Britain. He attended Cal State Long Beach (B.A. & M.F.A.) and the University of Missouri (M.A. & Ph.D.), studying fiction, poetry, linguistics, and medieval literature. He started a new B.F.A. program in Creative Writing at California Baptist University in Riverside, where he is currently an Assistant Professor.

Publications and Prizes

The Butcher's Tale and Other Stories
(Stephen F. Austin State University Press, 2016)
Beside the City of Angels: An Anthology of Long Beach Poetry
(World Parade Books, 2010)
Bayou Magazine, Bellowing Ark, Blue Unicorn, Cave Region Review, Chiron Review, Christianity and Literature, Classical Outlook, Descant, Gravel Literary Journal, Iambs & Trochees, Light Quarterly, Lucid Rhythms, Lummox Journal, Lyric, Metamorphoses, Natural Bridge, Neovictorian, Over the Transom, Pennsylvania Review, Posit, Raintown Review, Re Verb, Rosebud, Ship of Fools, Sierra Nevada Review, The Deronda Review, The Eclectic Muse, The Ghazal Page, The Maine Review, The New Formalist, Windhover
Twenty Gently Used and Pre-owned Poems
(The New Formalist, 2012)

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Fiction Writer, Poet
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Born in: 
Los Altos
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San Diego, CA
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Last updated: Sep 02, 2016