Rodney Reeves

Rookie (1/22/54 / Creston, Iowa USA)

Biography of Rodney Reeves

A writer, off and on, for some time, I came back to poetry about ten years ago, when I became a member of the Iowa Poetry Association. I belong to a crazy, diverse bunch of poets called The Society of Great River Poets, centered in Burlington, Iowa, on the Mississippi. So, the joke is, the adjective great can refer either to the river or the poets, or, I choose to believe, to both. We have members from a fifty mile radius, including parts of eastern Iowa and western Illinois. Received top award (Edgar) in Oak Hill Poetry Contest, Edgar Lee Masters' Day, June 4,2005.

I am a life-long resident of Iowa.

Rodney Reeves's Works:

I have been published in Lyrical Iowa many times, and our group puts out an anthology each year, as well as quarterlies.

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Thanksgiving Came Early

Thanksgiving came early
in the year twenty-o0one.
September 12th found me alive
as the world turned towards God.
'Family' found new meaning
in the face of monumental loss.
Millions reached out to pull
bloodied New Yorkers out of rubble.
A homeless citizen gave

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