Aaron Reeder is from the Inland Empire of California. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in Creative Writing from The University of California – San Bernardino. While completing his undergraduate degree, Reeder worked as an inpatient pharmacy technician at Loma Linda University Hospital. During that time, he learned to thrive off of little sleep and burnt coffee. Aaron believes that his poetry aesthetic is always evolving. However, he does gravitate toward deep image and deceptive simplicity.
His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Literary Orphans, Pittsburgh Poetry Review, Kudzu House Quarterly, Bitter Oleander, Black Tongue Review, The Great American Literary Magazine, and others. He is the author of the forthcoming chapbook, DAWN (Orange Monkey Publishing, 2015). His chapbook, Small Flicks of Light, was a finalist in the 2015 ELJ Mini-Collection Contest, and his work in The Great American Literary Magazine was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. He is the poetry editor for The University of New Mexico’s own Blue Mesa Review and the active Secretary of the Inland Empire Literary Organization, PoetrIE.