Nov. 14, 2011
Jim Reese, associate professor of English at Mount Marty College in Yankton, S.D., will present a reading of his poetry and then judge a poetry slam at Morningside College at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 29, at Buck’s in the lower level of the Olsen Student Center, 3609 Peters Ave.
This event is free and open to the public. To compete in the poetry slam for a $100 prize, bring three pieces of your own original writing and be ready to perform.
Reese’s poetry and prose have been widely published, most recently in The New York Quarterly, Poetry East, Paterson Literary Review, Louisiana Literature, and Connecticut Review. His book “ghost on 3rd” was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize in letters by New York Quarterly Books and was a finalist for the 2010 Milt Kessler Poetry Book Award.
At Mount Marty College, Reese is director of the Great Plains Writers’ Tour, and he is editor-in-chief of PADDLEFISH, the college’s literary journal. He has a doctorate from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
Contact Marcie Ponder with questions about the event at firstname.lastname@example.org. The event is sponsored by Sigma Tau Delta, the English honor society.