Derek Mong is the author of The Identity Thief (2018) and Other Romes (2011), both from Saturnalia Books. A chapbook, The Ego and the Empiricist (2017), was a finalist for the Two Sylvias Press Chapbook Contest. His collaborative translation, The Joyous Science: Selected Poems of Maxim Amelin—completed with wife, Anne O. Fisher—received the 2018 Cliff Becker Translation Prize. It is now out from White Pine Press.
A poet, essayist, translator, and scholar, Derek's work appears widely: the Kenyon Review, Blackbird, At Length, Pleiades, Two Lines, Poetry Northwest, and in the recent anthology, Writers Resist: Hoosier Writers Unite (2017). He blogs occasionally for Kenyon Review Online and writes about new poetry for the Gettysburg Review.
The Byron K. Trippet Professor of English Literature at Wabash College, Derek holds degrees from Stanford University (Ph.D., M.A.), the University of Michigan (M.F.A.) and Denison University (B.A.). Born in Portland, Oregon and raised outside of Cleveland, Ohio, he now makes his home in Crawfordsville, Indiana with his wife and son.