Reviews for Bone Chalk

Norfolk Daily News Essay spurs memories Midwest Book Review, Reviewer’s Bookwatch Feb. 2020 Bone Chalk reviewed at the Compulsive Reader YANKTON PRESS and DAKOTAN—To the Read More

Finding Other Worlds in Midwestern Towns: A Conversation with Jim Reese

From Oakwood, the South Dakota State University’s Literary and Arts JournalRead More

This Business Of Music & Poetry  – “Bone Chalk & Prison”

This Business Of Music & Poetry  – “Bone Chalk & Prison” In this episode, Charles Clifford Brooks III and Michael Amidei interview author Jim Reese… Read More

Omaha World Herald, Geitner Simmons

Omaha native’s new book offers insights about Nebraska and the Midwest More

SD Public Broadcasting

Brown Bag Book Club: Jim Reese More

The Nervous Breakdown

Bone Chalk is Midwestern Americana at its best. Ringing of truth down to the last thought and gesture, Reese creates a modern portrait of small… Read More


A clutch of personal essays about Midwestern life that captures the region’s humor, seriousness, and occasional strangeness. This collection by poet and essayist Reese (English/Mount… Read More

MMC Prof. Wins National Award

Jim Reese’s writing has taken him many different places — college classrooms, lecture halls and even prisons. Now, the Mount Marty College faculty member has… Read More


THE GREAT AMERICAN READ Documentary is a PBS series that explores and celebrates the power of reading, told through the prism of America’s 100 best-loved… Read More

4 P.M. Count selected for Best Anthology

Washington Independent Review of Books Best Anthology 4 P.M. Count, from Federal Prison Camp Yankton (10th anniversary issue), edited by Jim Reese. 375 pages. The… Read More