Roger Reeves

September 29, 2023 - 7:00pm
Prairie Lights

Award-winning poet Roger Reeves will read from his quintessential essay collection published by Graywolf Press, Dark Days.  In Dark Days, Reeves finds new meaning in silence, protest, fugitivity, freedom, and ecstasy. “Dark Days is a testament to Roger Reeves’s dazzling intellect and passion. His essays are soaring reflections on joy, ecstasy, and stillness as profound practices that fuel Black freedom and resistance. He loads every rift of his subjects with ore, as he pays generous attention to artists ranging from Zora Neale Hurston to OutKast to Michael K. Williams. Reeves’s declamations are riven with insights that have truly changed my way of thinking.”―Cathy Park Hong
Roger Reeves is the author of the poetry collections King Me and Best Barbarian. His essays have appeared in Granta, the Yale Review, and elsewhere. He is the recipient of a Whiting Award, and teaches at the University of Texas at Austin.