The Beat: Anna Laura Reeve and William Shakespeare

Knox Pods

Sep 28 2023 • 10 mins

Anna Laure Reeve was born and raised in Knoxville, and she earned a Master of Arts in Literature & Poetry Writing from the University of Tennessee. Her poems have appeared in Terrain.org, Jet Fuel Review, Another Chicago Magazine, and many others.She recently won Beloit Poetry Journal’s Adrienne Rich Award, and she was a finalist for the Heartwood Poetry Prize and the Ron Rash Award in Poetry. Her book Reaching the Shore of the Sea of Fertility was recently published by Belle Point Press. She is an assistant editor of Juke Joint, a literary magazine based in Jackson, Mississippi.

William Shakespeare was born in Stratford-upon-Avon, most likely in April of 1564. When he was 18, he married Anne Hathaway with whom he had three children. Shakespeare made his living as an actor and playwright, and his works include 38 plays in addition to 154 sonnets and various other types of poetry. Shakespeare died on April 23, 1616.

Links:

Read an early version of "Tennessee Red Cobb" at Appalachia Bare

Read "Méniére's Disease" at The Racket

Read "Look at Everything" and "Children of Asylum Seekers" at The Racket

Read "That time of year thou mayst in me behold (Sonnet 73)" at Poets.org

Read "When in disgrace with fortune and men's eyes (Sonnet 29)" at Poets.org

Anna Laura Reeve

Anna Laura Reeve's website

"Poets in Conversation: Anna Laura Reeve" at Beloit Poetry Journal

Two Poems from Reaching the Shore of the Sea of Fertility by Anna Laura Reeve at ACM

"Motherhood Unshorn: A Review of Reaching the Shore of the Sea of Fertility" at Literary Mama

William Shakespeare

Bio and poems at Poets.org

"Shakespeare's Life" at Folger Shakespeare Library's site

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare

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