Dustin Pearson


Author's Bio

Dustin Pearson is the author of MILLENNIAL ROOST (C&R Press, 2018) and A FAMILY IS A HOUSE (C&R Press, 2019). He is a McKnight Doctoral Fellow in Creative Writing at Florida State University. The recipient of fellowships from Cave Canem and the Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing, Pearson has served as the editor of Hayden’s Ferry Review and a Director of the Clemson Literary Festival. He won the Academy of American Poets Katharine C. Turner Prize and John Mackay Graduate Award and holds an MFA from Arizona State University. His work appears in Blackbird, Vinyl Poetry, Bennington Review, TriQuarterly, [PANK], Fjords Review, and elsewhere.

Publications & Prizes

Pariahs: Writing Outside the Margins (Stephen F. Austin State University Press, 2016)
A Family Is a House (C&R Press, 2019)
Millennial Roost (C&R Press, 2018)
Millennial Roost (Eyewear Publishing, 2018)
Prizes won: 

2015 Katherine C. Turner Prize  2019 John Mackay Shaw Academy of American Poets Graduate Award

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African American
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Born in: 
Charleston, SC
South Carolina
Raised in: 
Summerville, SC
South Carolina
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Last update: Oct 18, 2019