Billy Reed is a poet who lives in Midtown Memphis, Tennessee. Billy has spent his entire life living in Western Tennessee and the Mississippi Delta. He began writing stories and poems as a boy and continues that practice in the present. His favorite form for the past twenty years is Haiku. Also, he writes longer poems. Billy’s work, until now, has been stored in files and boxes in his home;
over the past five years, he has posted a ‘daily’ poem to his facebook page and has engaged regular readers among his Facebook friends, including those across the U.S., Canada, England, Scotland, and Ireland. This website represents his first ‘book’. A paper chapbook of his poems will be published in the first quarter of 2017.
William Reed’s day job is as a real estate developer based in Memphis, Tennessee. He has been responsible for the development and marketing of single family subdivisions, apartments, infill condominiums, shopping centers and hotels. Past projects include: Harris Cove, Harris Estates, Shiloh Subdivision, Peterson Lake Gardens, The Woods, Dove Valley, Mckellar Woods Village, Highland Court,
West Cherry Place, 4 Residence Inn by Marriott Hotels and The Laurelwood Collection.
Billy is an active volunteer reading tutor and a former trustee of Saint Mary’s Episcopal School, the President of Pink Palace Museum and a member of the Memphis Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. Billy is also a graduate of Leadership Memphis.