Writer, educator Jim Reese to present talk at BHSU on poetry and prisons

Author: BHSU Communications/Wednesday, April 8, 2015/Categories: 2015








           BHSU welcomes writer Jim Reese to campus April 14 for a public reading and presentation on Reese&rsquos Dakota poetry and work with art programs in federal prisons.



Author Jim Reese takes arts education into the prisons and will take the stage at Black Hills State University Tuesday, April 14 for a public reading and presentation beginning at 7 p.m. in Pangburn Theatre. The presentation is free and open to the public.

During the presentation, Reese will read from his book "Really Happy," recently published by New York Quarterly books, reflecting life in the Dakotas through poetic verse.

Reese will also talk about his experience as one of six artists-in-residence for the National Endowment for the Arts&rsquo interagency initiative with the Department of Justice&rsquos Federal Bureau of Prisons. Reese received a 2012 Distinguished Public Service Award for his work directing a writing program at the Yankton Federal Prison Camp.

For more information contact Kent Meyers, BHSU professor of English, at 605-642-6272 or Kent.Meyers@BHSU.edu


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