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Department of English
University of Mississippi

Derrick A. Harriell

Derrick Harriell was born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He’s worked as assistant poetry editor for Third World Press and The Cream City Review and has taught community writing workshops for individuals of all ages, including senior citizens. A two-time Pushcart Nominee, Harriell’s poems have appeared in various literary journals and anthologies. Cotton (Aquarius Press-Willow Books 2010) is his first collection of poems.


  • Ph.D. in English, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee (2012)
  • M.F.A. in Creative Writing, Chicago State University


  • Stripper in Wonderland, (2017)
  • Cotton, (2010)
  • Ropes, (2013) Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters 2014 Poetry Award Winner

C130 Bondurant Hall