Jim Reese is Associate Professor of English and Director of the Great Plains Writers’ Tour at Mount Marty University in Yankton, South Dakota. Reese’s poetry and prose have been widely published, and he has presented at venues throughout the country, including the Library of Congress and San Quentin Prison. Reese’s awards include a 2022 Distinguished Teaching Award from Mount Marty University, First Place Allen Ginsberg Poetry Award, a Distinguished Achievement Award from Mount Marty University, and a Distinguished Public Service Award in recognition of his exemplary dedication and contributions to the Education Department at Federal Prison Camp Yankton.

His books include These Trespassesghost on 3rd, and Really Happy! A fourth collection, Dancing Room Only, is forthcoming by New York Quarterly Books. His first book of nonfiction, Bone Chalk, was published by Stephen F. Austin State University Press in 2019; paperback released in 2021.

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