Graf Photo-1-1About the Author:

Derek Graf was born and raised in Tampa, FL. He received his B.A. from the University of South Florida, where he studied under the poets Katie Riegel and Jay Hopler. He currently lives and works in Stillwater, OK, where he is completing his MFA degree at Oklahoma State University. His chapbook, What the Dying Man Asked Me, was either shortlisted or a finalist for the following prizes and competitions: The 2013 Peter Meinke Prize for Poetry, Concrete Wolf’s 2013 Chapbook Contest, New Delta Review’s 2013-14 Chapbook Competetion, and ELJ’s 2013 Mini-Collection Competition. His poems have been featured in The Boiler Journal, Misfit Magazine, and Meat for Tea: The Valley Review, and are forthcoming in Radar Poetry and Lunch Ticket.

For more information about What the Dying Man Asked Me or to purchase, please visit here.


He likes to make new friends. Find him on Facebook.

Find his student profile at Oklahoma State University here.


The following links will guide you to some of his poems:

Misfit Magazine

The Boiler Journal


Untitled, with Passengers


Blast Furnace Press

Iron Gall Press

*82 Review

Poydras Review