About the author: Alan Jackson is an Associate Professor of English at Georgia Perimeter College, where he teaches writing and Southern literature. In addition, he serves as Editor of the journal Humanities in the South. He is also co-editor of Reforming College Composition: Writing the Wrongs (Greenwood 2000).2001 0-7734-7536-2
This is the first book to examine the poetic vision and themes of Reece, looking at his traditional influences but also exploring the poet’s untraditional attention to the ‘insuperable separateness of the individual’. The study also examines the Southern Poetry Tradition and the reasons for the absence of Reece from most critics’ list of southern poets. It also unveils Reece’s complex and at times mysterious personal life that lead to his suicide at age forty.