"The Poet and the Poem"
Featured Poet Jim Reese
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Jim Reese is an Associate Professor of English; Director of the Great Plains Writers' Tour at Mount Marty College in Yankton, South Dakota; and Editor-in-Chief of 4 PM Count. Reese's poetry and prose have been widely published, most recently in New York Quarterly, Poetry East, Paterson Literary Review, Louisiana Literature Review and elsewhere.
In 2015 Reese received an Allen Ginsberg Editor's Choice Poetry Award and in 2012 a Distinguished Public Service Award in recognition of his exemplary dedication and contributions to the Education Department at the Yankton Federal Prison Camp.
Since 2008, Reese has been one of six artists-in-residence throughout the country who are part of the National Endowment for the Arts' interagency initiative with the Department of Justice's Federal Bureau of Prisons. His latest book Really Happy was published by New York Quarterly Books in 2014.
Reese and his family live in southern South Dakota, near John Wesley Powell's one hundredth meridian—better than most determinants for where the American West begins.