Celebrating Reed Bye's 2015 collection, Fire For Thought, from BlazeVOX [books]. This $12 coat-pocket-sized edition is a perfect vehicle for Bye's (un)common sense: Creative thought, roaming away from and returning to a more-or-less central personality, makes every transaction a discovery.
Reed Bye lives in Boulder, Colorado with his wife, Jill Jones. He has published ten collections of poetry—including What's This (The Lune, 2016)—and two albums of original songs. He recently retired after many years on the core faculty of the Jack Kerouac School at Naropa University, where he taught poetry writing workshops and courses in classic and contemporary literary studies, and contemplative poetics.