Byron Herbert Reece lived and wrote in the Choestoe valley of North Georgia. He lived the life of a small farmer, on land his family farmed for generations. He was lucky enough to attend high school and college, and went on to be a published and respected poet and novelist. His most prolific years were between 1938 and 1955, and saw the publication of four books of poetry and two novels. Financial success as an author and good health eluded him and he died in 1958, at the age of 40.
His legacy lives on as a respected Georgia author. The Byron Herbert Reece Society formed in 2003 to increase awareness of his work through programs, publicity and development of the Reece Farm into a destination to learn about the poet and mid-twentieth century farm life.
Use the above tabs to learn more about Byron Herbert Reece, about the work of the Reece Society including the Reece in the Schools initiative, about the Reece Farm Heritage Center, and to explore some of his poetry.