Spivey was born in Soperton, Georgia. He graduated from Vidalia High
School in Vidalia, Georgia. After 16 years of active duty service in
the United States Marine Corps, Tony's military career was cut short
due to a service related disability.
While undergoing rehabilitation he attended and graduated from East
Carolina University with a B.S. in Middle Grades Education with
concentrations in Language Arts and Mathematics. He also earned an
advanced certification as a K-12 Reading Specialist.
It was in college that Tony began to write. In 1996, his play A
Civil Outpost was produced. In 1997, his poem I'm Leaving,
won first place in poetry during the East Carolina University
Literary and Arts competition. In 2000, his poem Ceramic Clown,
won first prize in the Webstatic.com semi-annual poetry competition.
Since that time, his poetry has gained him critical acclaim across
the world through the Internet and led to the publication of
Tony succumbed to a heart attack on April 18, 2004. He will be truly
missed by his family, his numerous friends, his students and his
Tony's poetry showcase at