R.I.P. James Reiss


(poetry diary 107) Saddened this morning to hear of the death of one of my former professors, the poet Jim Reiss, who passed away on December 2.  I’ll post the obituary here when it comes out. Sending good thoughts out to his family.

My Daughters in New York

James Reiss

What streets, what taxis transport them
over bridges & speed bumps-my daughters swift

in pursuit of union? What suitors amuse them, what mazes
of avenues tilt & confuse them as pleasure, that pinball

Read rest of poem 



Poet and novelist believed in the power of narration – Thomas Frisbie – Chicago Sun Times –  12/8/16

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