Originally from Alabama, Austin Segrest holds a PhD in Literature and Creative Writing (Poetry) from The University of Missouri (2014) and an MFA from Georgia State University (2009).
Austin has received fellowships from Ucross Foundation, the Fine Arts Work Center, the Sewanee Writers' Conference, and the NEH. A former poetry editor of The Missouri Review, Austin currently teaches at Lawrence University in Appleton, WI.
Austin's forthcoming collection, Door to Remain, won the Vassar Miller Prize and will be published by UNT Press in 2022. His poems can be found in Poetry, The Yale Review, The Threepenny Review, Ecotone, New England Review, Ploughshares, and many others. His poetry reviews and essays can be found in 32 Poems, Southern Humanities Review, and Pleiades.