Roger Reeves

Associate Professor of English and Creative Writing, University of Texas at Austin
Affiliated Faculty, Steering Committee

Roger Reeves is Associate Professor of English and Creative Writing at the University of Texas at Austin and steering committee member of the Bernard and Audre Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice. He teaches courses on Blackness and American imagination, creative writing, and poetry writing. Reeves is the author of King Me, a collection of poems published by Copper Canyon Press (2013), which won the Larry Levis Reading Prize, the PEN/Oakland Josephine Miles Literary Award, and the John C. Zacharis First Book Award. Reeves’s poems have been featured in various journals, including PoetryThe New Yorker, American Poetry Review, Tin House, and Boston Review. He received a Whiting Award in 2015, an NEA Fellowship in 2013, and a Pushcart Prize in 2013, among other awards, and was a Hodder Fellow of Princeton University (2014-2015). Reeves holds a BA from Morehouse College, an MA from Texas A&M University, an MFA from the Michener Center for Writers, and a PhD in English from the University of Texas at Austin.