Derek Updegraff

Poet, Fiction Writer

Department of English Azusa Pacific University
Azusa, CA 91702

Author's Bio

Derek Updegraff writes fiction and poetry and does verse translations from Latin, Middle English, and Old English. He is the author of two short story collections, a poetry collection, and a novel, 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 is an associate professor of English at Azusa Pacific University.

Publications & Prizes

Fiction

Books:
Pup! et cetera (Stephen F. Austin State University Press, 2020)
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The Butcher's Tale and Other Stories (Stephen F. Austin State University Press, 2016)
Chapbook:
Into the Ends of the World (Blue Cubicle Press, LLC, 2016)

Poetry

Anthology:
Beside the City of Angels: An Anthology of Long Beach Poetry (World Parade Books, 2010)
Book:
Paintings That Look Like Things (Stephen F. Austin State University Press, 2018)
Chapbook:
Twenty Gently Used and Pre-owned Poems (New Formalist, 2012)
Journals:
Bellowing Ark
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Blue Unicorn
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Cave Region Review
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Christianity and Literature
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Classical Outlook
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Descant
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Iambs & Trochees
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Light Quarterly
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Lucid Rhythms
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Lyric
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Metamorphoses
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Neovictorian
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Over the Transom
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Re Verb
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Saint Katherine Review
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Ship of Fools
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The Deronda Review
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The Eclectic Muse
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The New Formalist
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The Rotary Dial
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More Information

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Prefers to work with: 
Any
Born in: 
Los Altos, CA
California
Raised in: 
San Diego, CA
California
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Last update: Dec 22, 2020