Justin Phillip Reed is a South Carolina native and the author of A History of Flamboyance (YesYes Books, 2016). His first full-length book of poetry, Indecency, is forthcoming from Coffee House Press in 2018. His work will soon appear in Best American Essays, Callaloo, Columbia Poetry Review, and Kenyon Review. He received his MFA at Washington University in St. Louis and is the Online Editor for Tusculum Review. You might find him tweeting and tumbling at @justafknminute.