Derek Kannemeyer was born in Cape Town, raised in London, and has spent most of his adult life as a writer, teacher, and actor in Richmond, Virginia. He holds a BA from London University and an MA from UVA. His poetry and prose have appeared in scores of publications from Fiction International to Rolling Stone. In 2018, he won the inaugural chapbook contest offered by the Irish journal Blue Nib, in 2019 he published The Play of Gilgamesh (available for licensing from Silver Birchington Plays), and this year he has a full-length poetry collection, Mutt Spirituals, forthcoming from San Francisco Bay Press.
WHAT WRITERHOUSE STUDENTS ARE SAYING ABOUT DEREK
Derek is a new instructor at WriterHouse. Check back after the Spring term to see what his students are saying.