Jim Reiss

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General Information

Name: Jim Reiss

Pen Name: None

Genres: Fiction, Poetry


Website: jamesreiss.com.

Email: reissja@miamioh.edu

Illinois Connection

Reiss graduated with both his BA and MA from the University of Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Reiss has written six books of poetry and his work has appeared in The Atlantic, Esquire, New Republic, The New Yorker, The New York Times, Paris Review, Poetry and Slate plus many anthologies, textbooks, and Web sites. He has won numerous national and regional literary awards and grants. A professor emeritus of English at Miami University, Reiss is founding editor of Miami University Press.

Published Works

  • When Yellow Leaves, Spuyten Duyvil, 2016
  • The Novel, CW Books, 2015
  • Riff on Six: New and Selected Poems, Salt Publishing, 2003
  • Ten Thousand Good Mornings, Carnegie Mellon University Press, 2001
  • The Parable of Fire, Carnegie Mellon University Press, 1996
  • Express, University of Pittsburgh Press, 1983
  • The Breathers , Ecco Press, 1974

Titles at Your Library

Riff on Six: New and Selected Poems

ISBN: 1844710319
Release Date: 2003-09-01

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Ten Thousand Good Mornings

ISBN: 0887483429
Release Date: 2001-01

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Literary Awards

Ten Thousand Good Mornings

  • Nominated for Pulitzer Prize, 2002

The Breathers

  • Nominated for National Book Award

Other Awards:

  • Helen & Laura Krout Memorial Ohioana Poetry Award, 2005
  • Pushcart Prize, “A Rented House in the Country” (poem), 1996
  • Poetry Society of America annual Lucille Medwick Award, 1989; annual Consuelo Ford Award, 1974
  • College English Association of Ohio: Nancy Dasher Book Award for Express, 1984
  • Big Apple Bicentennial Poetry Award, first prize, New York City, 1977
  • Discovery Award, The Unterberg Poetry Center, 92nd Street Y, New York, 1974
  • Two Borestone Mountain Poetry Awards, 1974
  • Academy of American Poets first prizes, University of Chicago, 1960, 1962

Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

Speaking Engagement Availability: (Yes)

External Links

Jim Reiss on WorldCat


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