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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Jim Reiss  

Pen Name: None

Genre: C:ADULT Fiction Poetry



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 Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library


-- '''''Ten Thousand Good Mornings''''' *Nominated for Pulitzer Prize, 2002 '''''The Breathers''''' *Nominated for National Book Award '''Other Awards