Reginald Shepherd

(April 10, 1963 – September 10, 2008 / New York City)

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an American poet, born in New York City and raised in the Bronx. He died of cancer in Penascola, Florida, in 2008.


Shepherd graduated from Bennington College in 1988, and received MFAs from Brown University and the University of Iowa, where he attended the prestigious Iowa Writers Workshop. He subsequently taught at Northern Illinois University and Cornell University. In his last year at the University of Iowa, he received the "Discovery" prize from the 92nd Street Y, and his first collection, Some Are Drowning (1994), was chosen by Carolyn Forché for the Association of Writers & Writing Programs' Award in Poetry.

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