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Poetry & Fiction at SMA with Jim Reiss


What:           Society of Midland Authors monthly meeting

When:          Tuesday, April 12, 2016. Reception at 6 pm; presentation at 7 pm

Where:        Cliff Dwellers, 200 S. Michigan, 22nd floor penthouse


Free and open to the public (cash bar, free hors-d'oeuvres)


Jim Reiss, whose latest book of poetry, ironically, is titled “The Novel,” has been called “the Pied Piper on everyday journeys.” Enjoy his wit and insights as he tightropes between the

twin towers of poetry and fiction. He says his balancing act

“will defy gravity and the glumness of gravitas.”




Reiss, a New Yorker-cum-Midland-author, took two degrees at the University of Chicago and has at least two literary careers: Spuyten Duyvil will publish his debut novel, When Yellow Leaves, this year and his second novel, Façade for a Penny Arcade, in 2017. Meanwhile, he has written six poetry books, including The Breathers and Express.

 His work has appeared in the Atlantic, Esquire, New Republic, The New Yorker, The New York Times, Paris Review, Poetry, and Slate. Professor Emeritus of English at Miami University, Reiss is Founding Editor of Miami University Press. Visit


1  “The Novel will get your toes tapping and your feet moving. You’ll be pleased to have picked it up.” - Kate Taylor,Ugly Poets Society


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