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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Jim Reiss  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction Poetry

Audience: Adult;


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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

Selected Titles At Your Library

The novel /
ISBN: 1625491123. OCLC Number:

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Riff on six :
ISBN: 1844710319. OCLC Number:

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Ten thousand good mornings :
ISBN: 0887483429. OCLC Number:

Carnegie Mellon University Press,. Pittsburgh :. 2001.

The breathers /
ISBN: 0912946164. OCLC Number:

Ecco Press,. New York :. 1974.


Ten Thousand Good Mornings

  • Nominated for Pulitzer Prize, 2002
  • The Breathers

  • Nominated for National Book Award

    Other Awards

    Speaking Engagements

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