NORFOLK, Neb. – A South Dakota poet will be featured during the next Visiting Writers Series of the spring semester at Northeast Community College in Norfolk.
Jim Reese will read from his work on Wednesday, March 25, at 4 p.m., in the College Welcome Center, Room 1108-B.
Reese is an associate professor of English and director of the Great Plains Writers’ Tour at Mount Marty College in Yankton, South Dakota. His poetry and prose have been widely published, and he has performed readings at venues throughout the country, including the Library of Congress and San Quentin Prison.
Reese’s awards include first place in the 2018 Allen Ginsberg Poetry Awards, a 2018 Distinguished Achievement Award from Mount Marty College, and a Distinguished Public Service Award in recognition of his exemplary dedication and contributions to the Education Department at the Federal Prison Camp Yankton.
His books include These Trespasses (The Backwaters Press, 2005), Ghost on 3rd (New York Quarterly Books, 2010), and Really Happy! (New York Quarterly Books, 2014). A fourth collection, Dancing Room Only, is forthcoming by New York Quarterly Books in 2020. His first book of nonfiction, Bone Chalk, will be published by Stephen F. Austin State University Press in 2019.
The Visiting Writers Series is sponsored by the Northeast Community College English Department. All events are free and open to the public. For further information, contact Bonnie Johnson-Bartee, coordinator, at (402) 844-7673.