Justin Hunt grew up in rural Kansas. His poetry and nonfiction are shaped by his Kansas youth, the loss of his adult son and only child, his years living and working in Germany and Latin America, and the urge to leave behind something of himself and his time.
Fluent in German and Spanish, Justin has won several poetry awards, including 1st place in the Live Canon International Poetry (U.K.) and Porter Fleming Literary competitions, 2nd place in the Strokestown (Ireland) and River Styx international contests, and commendations from numerous journals and organizations such as New Ohio Review, New Letters, and the Robinson Jeffers Tor House. His work also appears or is forthcoming in Harpur Palate, Barrow Street, Five Points, Michigan Quarterly Review, Four Way Review, American Literary Review, Terrain.org, Arts
and Letters, Cloudbank, The Baltimore Review, and The Florida Review, among numerous other publications.
Justin is currently assembling a full-length poetry collection. He is also working on a memoir about his father, who was born in 1897 to Kansas settlers. He lives with his wife, Janet, in Charlotte, North Carolina.