Spencer Reece

Spencer Reece
Poet Pick
1 1 Corinthians 13 02:49

Spencer Reece was born in 1963 in Hartford, Connecticut. He is the author of The Clerk’s Tale (Houghton Mifflin, 2004) and The Road to Emmaus (Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2014), which was long-listed for the 2014 National Book Award. He is currently working on an anthology of “twelve love poems from the murder capital of the world.” The project is entitled Las Chavas (Homegirls) and is combined with a feature length documentary film about the writing of the poems by the abandoned and abused girls from Our Little Roses, the only all girl orphanage in San Pedro Sula, Honduras. Reece is an ordained Episcopal priest and lives now in Madrid, Spain.

First posted: September 18, 2014

Last modified: April 18, 2016