Roger Reeves

[Poetry] is the only place that I can defy the world,” said poet Roger Reeves when he spoke to poet Carrie Fountain and producer Rebecca McInroy for this edition of This is Just To Say. Thinking of poetry as a place and a practice, rather than the attempt to create the “perfect poem” was just one of the many revelations in their conversation.

Reeves also generously debuted his poem “Children, Listen” now available at, and he shared one of his favorite poems “Preliminary Question” by Aimé Césaire, from his book Solar Throat Slashed.


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Rebecca McInroy