Derrick Austin

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Derrick Austin is the author of Tenderness, winner of the 2020 Isabella Gardner Poetry Award, and Trouble the Water. His next collection, This Elegance, is forthcoming from BOA Editions in 2026.

At the Grave of Patrick Kelly

Patrick Kelly designed elegant, extravagant, impeccably detailed clothing. Derrick Austin commemorates his work.

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