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Roger Reeves

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Roger Reeves is the author of Best Barbarian (W.W. Norton &Co., 2022), winner of the 2023 Griffin Prize for Poetry, the 2023 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award, and was a finalist for the National Book Award. His other books include Dark Days: Fugitive Essays (Graywolf, 2023) and King Me (Copper Canyon Press, 2013), which was a Library Journal Best Poetry Book of the year and winner of the Larry Levis Reading Prize, the PEN/Oakland Josephine Miles Literary Award, and a John C. Zacharis First Book Award.

Reeves' other awards and honors include a Guggenheim Fellowship, an NEA Fellowship, a Ruth Lilly Fellowship, a Hodder Fellowship from Princeton University, two Bread Loaf Scholarships, an Alberta H. Walker Scholarship from the Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center, two Cave Canem Fellowships, and a Whiting Award. He is currently an associate professor of English and creative writing at the University of Texas at Austin.

  • 2014