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Visiting writers series features poet Roger Reeves

7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17 at UAF


Poet Roger Reeves will read from his work at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17, as part of the annual Midnight Sun Visiting Writers Series sponsored by the Department of English at the University of Alaska Fairbanks.

Reeves will read in the Schaible Auditorium on the Fairbanks campus. The reading is free and open to the public.

Reeves’ debut collection of poetry, "King Me," was published in 2013 by Copper Canyon Press and received the 2014 Levis Reading Prize. Reeves has also been awarded a Ruth Lilly Fellowship, two Bread Loaf Scholarships, two Cave Canem Fellowships, a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, a Whiting Award and a Pushcart Prize. His poems have been published in Poetry, Ploughshares, American Poetry Review, Tin House and Best American Poetry, among others.

Reeves received a Master of Fine Arts in creative writing and a Ph.D. in English from the University of Texas at Austin. He teaches at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Midnight Sun Visiting Writers Series director Sean Hill described Reeves as “one of the best poets and minds in the nation.”

The Midnight Sun Visiting Writers Series is made possible by support from the College of Liberal Arts and English department donors. Reeves’ visit was also sponsored by 49 Writers, a local writer’s guild.

The College of Liberal Arts, the largest of UAF’s academic units, comprises arts, humanities, social sciences and language disciplines across 20 departments.

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