An examination of the poetic vision and themes of Reece, looking at his traditional influences and at the southern poetry tradition. It also unveils Reece's complex and at times mysterious personal life that lead to his suicide at the age of 40.
PREFACE, i I. INTRODUCTION 1 II. THE LIFE AND WORK OF BYRON REECE 9 III. THE POETRY OF REECE 21 IV. REECE AS A LOCAL COLORIST 41 V. REECE AND SOUTHERN POETRY 55 VI. THE LEGACY OF BYRON HERBERT REECE 79 BIBLIOGRAPHY 91 INDEX 99