Tommye Blount reads Spencer Reece’s “Interlude”

What's good, baby. We're back for the second part of our conversation with esteemed Tommye Blount. For us today, Tommy brought Spencer Reece's "Interlude," a short poem that imagines, does, asks so, so much.

TOMMYE BLOUNTE grew up in Detroit, Michigan. He earned an MFA from Warren Wilson College. He is the author of the poetry collection Fantasia for the Man in Blue (2020) and the chapbook What Are We Not For (2016). Blount has been awarded scholarships and fellowships from the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, Cave Canem, and Kresge Arts. He lives in Novi, Michigan.

Born in Hartford, Connecticut, and raised in Minneapolis, SPENCER REECE is the son of a pathologist and a nurse. He earned a BA at Wesleyan University, an MA at the University of York, an MTS at Harvard Divinity School, and an MDiv at Yale Divinity School. He was ordained in the Episcopal Church in 2011. Reece’s debut collection of poetry, The Clerk’s Tale(2004), was chosen for the Bakeless Poetry Prize by Louise Glück and adapted into a short film by director James Franco. He is also the author of the collection The Road to Emmaus (2013), which was a longlist nominee for the National Book Award.

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