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Writers at the Library: Poet Spencer Reece

July 24, 2014
Location: Ordway Auditorium

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Critically acclaimed poet Spencer Reece reads from his most recent collection “The Road to Emmaus” and answers questions regarding writing, poetry and faith.  Book signing to follow; books available for purchase.


imagePoet Spencer Reece’s debut collection of poetry, “The Clerk’s Tale” (2004), won the Bakeless Poetry Prize and was adapted into a short film by actor/director James Franco. His poems have been published in The New Yorker, Poetry, The American Scholar, and The New Republic. Most recently, he authored a collection of poetry called “The Road to Emmaus” (2013). 

Reece’s many honors include fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts, a Witter Bynner fellowship from the Library of Congress, and a Fulbright grant to work on a collaborative writing project with children at an orphanage in Honduras in 2012-2013.

Born in Hartford, Connecticut, and raised in Minneapolis, Reece earned a BA at Wesleyan University, an MA at the University of York, an MTS at Harvard Divinity School, and an MDiv at Yale Divinity School. Ordained in the Episcopal Church in 2011, Reece’s poems explore faith and family, paying attention to the fragility of each.

The program is free and open to the community with support from donations, large and small, to the Teton County Library Foundation.