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] was published in 2013 by Copper Canyon Press and was honored as a Library Journal “Best Poetry Book of 2013.”[4]

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.[5] For the 2014-2015 school year, Reeves is a Hodder Fellow of Princeton University.[6]

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.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-09-04. Retrieved 2014-09-03.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-09-04. Retrieved 2014-09-03.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-09-18. Retrieved 2014-07-22.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-11-27. Retrieved 2014-07-22.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-07-28. Retrieved 2014-07-22.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ Undergraduate Announcement, 2014–15," Archived 2015-05-18 at the Wayback Machine Princeton University (2014)
  7. ^ Rothman, Wesley (12 March 2014). "Someday You'll Love Roger Reeves". The Critical Flame. Archived from the original on 18 September 2014. Retrieved 13 September 2014. Roger Reeves challenges readers to become better versions of themselves, better for themselves and for others. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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