Our hearts are heavy with the passing of Poet James Reiss, December 2016
James Reiss’s latest book of poems is The Novel (2015). In 2016 his debut novel, When Yellow Leaves, will be published. In 2017 his second novel, Façade for a Penny Arcade, will come out. His work has appeared in such places as The American Poetry Review, The Atlantic, Esquire, The Hudson Review, The Iowa Review, The Kenyon Review, The Nation, The New Republic, The New Yorker, The Paris Review, Poetry, Slate, and Virginia Quarterly Review, plus anthologies, textbooks, and websites. He has received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Ohio Arts Council, and the New York Foundation for the Arts, as well as awards from the Academy of American Poets, the College English Association of Ohio, the Ohioana Library Association, the Poetry Society of America, the Unterberg Poetry Center of the 92nd Street Y in New York, and the Pushcart Press. He has won four consecutive annual Zeitfunk Awards, in 2007–2010, from the Public Radio Exchange (PRX) for his reviews of independent radio producers’ pieces; he has also written voice plays for WBEZ, Chicago’s public radio station. More than 300 of his reviews have appeared in such venues as American Book Review, Gently Read Literature, Modern Philology, The Plain Dealer (Cleveland), Poetry East, PRX, Rain Taxi, Saturday Review, and Southwest Review. As Professor Emeritus of English at Miami University, he is Founding Editor of Miami University Press in Oxford, Ohio. His surname rhymes with “ peace.” His personal website is www.jamesreiss.com.
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