Roger Reeves is the author of two poetry collections, King Me and Best Barbarian, and one nonfiction collection, Dark Days: Fugitive Essays. Best Barbarian won the Kingsley Tufts Award and the Griffin Poetry Prize, was a finalist for the National Book Award and named a New York Times Notable Book. His essays have appeared in Granta, the Virginia Quarterly Review, the Yale Review, and elsewhere. He is a recipient of a Whiting Award and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, and the Radcliffe Institute at Harvard University. Reeves teaches at the University of Texas at Austin.