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Black Poetry Day Features Reading by National Book Award Finalist Roger Reeves

roger reevesAward-winning poet Dr. Roger Reeves will read from his works as part of Black Poetry Day at SUNY Plattsburgh Monday, Oct. 17 at 7 p.m. in Krinovitz Recital Hall, Hawkins Hall.

Reeves, associate professor of English at the University of Texas, Austin, has had works appear in journals such as Poetry, Ploughshares, American Poetry Review, Boston Review, and Tin House, among others.

He was awarded a 2013 NEA Fellowship, Ruth Lilly Fellowship by the Poetry Foundation in 2008, two Bread Loaf Scholarships, an Alberta H. Walker Scholarship from the Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center, and two Cave Canem Fellowships. In addition, he received the Suzanne Young Murry Fellowship at Harvard Radcliffe Institute.

His debut collection of poems, “King Me,” won the PEN Oakland Josephine Miles Award. His second collection of poems, “Best Barbarian,” was published this year. It is a finalist for the National Book Award in Poetry.

The reading is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Dr. Tracie Guzzio, director of the Honors Program and professor of English, at 518-564-3075 or email [email protected].

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