Roger Reeves

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Roger Reeves
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BornRoger William Reeves
Occupationprofessor
NationalityAmerican
Alma materMorehouse College;
Texas A & M University;
University of Texas at Austin
GenrePoetry

Roger William Reeves (born January 1980 in New Jersey) is an American poet.

Life[edit]

Reeves was born and raised in southern New Jersey, just outside Philadelphia. He earned a B.A. in English from Morehouse College, an M.A. in English from Texas A & M University, an MFA from the James A. Michener Center for Creative Writing at the University of Texas at Austin, and a Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin.[1]

His work has appeared in Poetry, Ploughshares, American Poetry Review, Boston Review, Gulf Coast, Tin House, and The Paris American.[2] His debut collection of poetry, King Me,[3][4] was published in 2013 by Copper Canyon Press and was honored as a Library Journal “Best Poetry Book of 2013.”[5]

Reeves has been awarded a 2015 Whiting Award, a 2013 NEA Fellowship, a 2013 Pushcart Prize, a 2008 Ruth Lilly Fellowship from the Poetry Foundation, two Bread Loaf Scholarships, an Alberta H. Walker Scholarship from the Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center and two Cave Canem Fellowships.[6] For the 2014-2015 school year, Reeves is a Hodder Fellow of Princeton University.[7]

Reeves is currently an assistant professor of poetry at the University of Illinois, Chicago.[1]

Selected works[edit]

Poetry[edit]

  • Roger Reeves (14 October 2013). King Me. Copper Canyon Press. ISBN 978-1-55659-448-9.[8]

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