Spencer Reece

Spencer Reece is the author of Acts (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2024); The Road to Emmaus (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2014), long-listed for the National Book Award and short-listed for the Griffin Prize; and The Clerk’s Tale (Houghton Mifflin Co., 2004), which was both selected by Louise Glück as the winner of the Bakeless Prize and recognized with an award from the Library of Congress. 

Reece has also published a book of watercolors, All The Beauty Still Left: A Poet’s Painted Hours (Turtle Point Press, 2021), and written a memoir, The Secret Gospel of Mark: A Poet’s Memoir (Seven Stories Press, 2021). He  has also edited a bilingual anthology of poems by the abandoned girls of Our Little Roses, titled Counting Time Like People Count Stars: Poems by the Girls of Our Little Roses, San Pedro Sula, Honduras (Tia Chucha, 2017),

As an Episcopalian priest, Reece has served in San Pedro Sula, Honduras; Madrid, Spain; and New York, New York. He is currently the vicar of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Wickford, Rhode Island.