A Way With Words
Reed Jensen is definitely NOT a man of few words. In fact, words flow from him like water through a drainpipe in a downpour.
A self-proclaimed poet, Reed is nothing if not prolific. With more than 10 self-published books of rhyme covering everything from cowboys to catastrophes, this Tremonton man has spent a lifetime putting humor and heartache into verse form. He estimates those poems now number well into the thousands.
“I guess I went for quantity rather than quality,” he joked.
Reed said he started penning poetry in the third grade. “I wrote them to my mother,” he said. The family found a drawer filled with his writings when she passed away.
His mother, like most of the women in his life, was a big influence on who he is now, he said. Reed grew up just down the road from his present home on Iowa String. His dad was a sheep-raising farmer, and Reed naturally fell into those same boot prints.
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