Kevin Reeves received a BA from Harvard College and currently resides in Chicago, Illinois.
"Back in the world, gone are the comforts of college and the shielding
outlets of my youth. Now, I am fully exposed to truth, the past and present
conditions of worlds I know. Now, on the page, I am trying to make sense of
worlds I have known and new worlds I encounter. I can do this. I am mighty.
Imagine the possibilities…
Now with life, I am struggling. Unbelievably. In the mirror, I do not like what I see. I am turning to prayer. I turn to the page.
Now I am trying to give up writing for the lure of money, and the idea of security and normalcy, “Kevin, you graduated from Harvard. Look at your friends. What are you doing?” I am working at this craft. I cannot quit.
Now there is learning to love better, living, working. I am becoming less suspicious of writing because it has been with me through it all: one year, two years, three years… Now there are ten years of togetherness. Growth is apparent and my vision is clearer.
Today, I am prepared. I am an artist. I am among those who work restlessly to cast light toward places where there is little light or where light is absent. I work for those who wish to live in constant consideration of the heart, those who are interested in the complexity and rhythms of the human experience. I will always fail, but I must try to capture the fullness and beauty of life on the page.
s.m.i.l.e. is my first true attempt." -- Kevin Reeves 
Read Revees' article Richard Wright to Jay-Z: The Decline of Young Black Male Literary Writers, here on AALBC.com
Paperback: 316 pages
Publisher: Cushite Press; 1 edition (April 2, 2011)
Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.5 x 0.8 inches
"Finally a love story that is as real and honest as they come.
Through riveting dialogue, beating against the sounds and sights of a
Chicago we thought we knew, Kevin Reeves produces a first rate novel, not
quite like anything we've ever seen."
--Dr. Maryemma Graham Professor of English, KU Project on the History of Black Writing.
Aaron and Aisha reunite after years of flirting with the possibility of
abundant love. Aaron moves back to Chicago to be with Aisha and becomes
co-head of a hedge fund, while Aisha continues to teach in one of Chicago's
toughest neighborhoods. They seem to be set for a lifetime of happiness and
prosperity until, suddenly, it all changes.
s.m.i.l.e. is a book of both the everyday and the extraordinary shown through characters that will stay with you forever. Beginning as a hip love story, it becomes a story of how love looks and feels in the face of tragedy. A moving tale of hope and resilience, s.m.i.l.e. illuminates the discovery of the soul's capability.
Son of City
“Son of the City is full of complex characters, engaging characters. It
captures situations and engaging characters that any serious reader of
literature will take to.”
--Pulitzer Prize Winning Author of The Known World, Edward P. Jones
Meet Shawn at the intersection of women and dreams. He’s nearly shot for losing his virginity as a boy, and later finds himself in the most lustful affairs as a man. Sex and lofty ambition collide in this colorfully told coming of age story. From humble beginnings to Harvard and back to the drama of the city, with all that he’s seen, what kind of man will Shawn become?