In response to - Roger Reeves

Monday, February 20, 10:30 p.m.

116 S. Michigan Ave., room 803

United States

In response to 2017's challenges, fears, questions, anxieties, righteous anger, kindnesses, skepticism, weeping, discussions, collaborations, collective momentum and multitudinous individual gestures, we're pleased to offer a special series of Visiting Poets to the Writing Program.

Roger Reeves received an MFA in creative writing and a PhD in English from the University of Texas, Austin. His poems have appeared in Poetry, Ploughshares, American Poetry Review, Boston Review, Tin House, Best American Poetry, and the Indiana Review, among other publications, and he was included in Best New Poets 2009. Reeves was awarded a Ruth Lilly Fellowship from the Poetry Foundation in 2008; he is also the recipient of two Bread Loaf Scholarships and a Cave Canem Fellowship. In 2012, Reeves received a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship and a Pushcart Prize for his poem "The Field Museum." He is an Assistant Professor of Poetry at the University of Illinois, Chicago, and a 2014–2015 Hodder Fellow at the Lewis Center for the Arts, Princeton University. King Me (Copper Canyon Press, 2013) is Reeves's first book.

The reading will be followed by a Q&A.

Programming for In response to is funded and presented in collaboration with the Office of the Dean of Faculty, SAIC and the Poetry Foundation, with whom we share our thanks and excitement.

In response to Spring 2017 schedule:

February 20—Roger Reeves
March 14—Safiya Sinclair
April 11—Cathy Park Hong