Austin LaGrone was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. His poems have appeared in Black Warrior Review, Brilliant Corners, Fourteen Hills, Hayden's Ferry Review, Many Mountains Moving, Spoon River Poetry Review and New York Quarterly. He holds degrees from St. John's College and New York University and teaches at John Jay College in Manhattan.
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