News Release


Professor Jim Reese Presents at SD Festival of Books in Deadwood

Published Date10\5\2011

Mount Marty College Associate Professor of English, Dr. Jim Reese, is slated as an author/presenter at the 9th annual South Dakota Festival of Books event held in Deadwood, S.D. October 7-9. The weekend event features more than 50 well-known authors participating in book signings, presentations, panel discussions and readings.

Reese will participate in one of the special events on Friday, October 7 from 6:00-8:30 p.m. at the Martin & Mason Hotel. He will participate in “Literary Feast: An Evening of Crime and Mystery” with Lori Armstrong, CJ Box, Margaret Coel, and Craig Johnson. In addition, he will be hosting two sessions, “Literature and the Law” and “Selections from ghost on 3rd” Saturday, October 8.

Reese is also Director of the Great Plains Writers' Tour and Editor-in-Chief of the national literary journal, PADDLEFISH, at Mount Marty College. His poetry and prose have been widely published, most recently in New York Quarterly, Poetry East, Lips, Paterson Literary Review, Louisiana Literature Review, Connecticut Review, and elsewhere. His book ghost on 3rd (New York Quarterly Books 2010) was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize in letters by New York Quarterly Books and was a Finalist for the 2010 Milt Kessler Poetry Award. Critics have also called Reese’s collection of poetry, These Trespasses, refreshingly accessible and a must-read. Since 2008, Reese has been one of five artists-in-residence throughout the country who are part of the National Endowment for the Art's interagency initiative with Department of Justice's Federal Bureau of Prisons.