Roger Reeves’ poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Poetry, Ploughshares, American Poetry Review, Boston Review, Tin House, Gulf Coast and the Indiana Review, among others. Kim Addonizio selected his poem “Kletic of Walt Whitman” for the Best New Poets 2009 anthology. He was awarded a Ruth Lilly Fellowship by the Poetry Foundation in 2008, two Bread Loaf Scholarships, an Alberta H. Walker Scholarship from the Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center and two Cave Canem Fellowships. He earned his MFA from the James A. Michener Center for Creative Writing at the University of Texas and currently he is a PhD student in the English Department at the University of Texas and an assistant professor of poetry at the University of Illinois-Chicago. His first book, King Me, is forthcoming from Copper Canyon Press in 2013.