Fall Poetry Center Readings Begin Sept.30

Fall Poetry Center Readings Begin Sept.30 Spencer Reece, award winning poet and Yale Divinity School student, read at 7:30 pm in Stoddard Hall.

Poet, Spencer Reece


  Tuesday September 30, 2008
4:00 pm Informal Q & A Session
Smith College Poetry Center
7:30 pm Poetry Reading (followed by book signing)
Stoddard Hall Auditorium

The poetry reading is sponsored by the Smith College Poetry Center.

For more information, please read the Smith College press release.

A Clerk's Tale: Poems
by Spencer Reece



Spencer Reece’s poems have been described as "subtle, atmospheric and lucent," echoing the works of Bishop and James Merrill. His first collection, The Clerk’s Tale, was selected by Louise Glück to win the 2003 Bakeless Poetry Prize. In her introduction, Glück praises the tone of the poems, "so supple, so deft, so capable of simultaneous refinements and ironies as to seem not a tone, not an effect of art, but the truth." A long-time Brooks Brothers employee, Reece’s work is filled with gentle humor, isolating sorrow, and a keen alertness to the characters that inhabit the Mall of America, which he compares to a gothic cathedral. Currently, he is studying for the priesthood at Yale Divinity School.

Search the Five College Library Catalog for A Clerk's Tale: Poems by Spencer Reece.


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Biographical Information

Biography in Context
Includes a profile of the author's life and works from Contemporary Authors Online, updated July 2006.

Online Texts

Expanded Academic Index
Search by keyword for to find or link to poems and reviews. Use SC Links SCLinks to connect to full text.

Internet Resources

Internet Site Access
Blackbird: an online journal of literature and the arts
A conversation with Spencer Reece, audio...
Poets.org (American Academy of Poets)
Biographical information & poems
MiPOesias Magazine
An interview with Spencer Reece
Smith College Poetry Center Readings
SCL web pages for past readings


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