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Poet Roger Reeves to Read at BookPeople of Moscow to Promote Vandal Poem of the Day

February 11, 2016

Poet Roger Reeves will read from his nationally acclaimed work at BookPeople of Moscow at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 22.

Reeves will read new work as well as poetry from his first book of poems, “King Me,” which was published by Copper Canyon Press in 2013 and won the Larry Levis Prize and the John C. Zacharis First Book Award.

In a review of “King Me,” the Los Angeles Times called Reeves “a sophisticated and breathtaking writer (who) takes the reader on a harrowing journey: each poem comes packed with arresting imagery, relentless in its examination of how tragedy and trauma become internalized.”

Reeves is the winner of numerous individual awards including: a 2015 Whiting Award, the 2014-15 Hodder Fellowship from Princeton University, a 2014 Pushcart Prize, a 2013 National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowship, and a 2008 Ruth Lilly Fellowship.

He teaches at the University of Illinois at Chicago where he is the assistant professor of poetry.

This reading is sponsored by Vandal Poem of the Day (VPOD), a new public poetry project that brings relevant contemporary poetry to University of Idaho students and the broader community through a publicly accessible, daily updated website found here:

VPOD receives support and funding from the College of Letters, Arts, and Social Sciences, the University of Idaho Library, and the Idaho Humanities Council, which is a state-based program of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Questions and comments about the VPOD project may be directed to Devin Becker, at

Devin Becker
Head, Data and Digital Services | University of Idaho Library

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