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POSTPONED - Creative Writing Alumni Reading: Jim Reese and Jeff Alessandrelli

3:00 pm
Andrews Hall Room: Bailey Library
Additional Info: ANDR
Timothy Schaffert,
UNL Creative Writing alum Jim Reese and Jeff Alessandrelli will read from new work.

Jim Reese is Associate Professor of English and Director of the Great Plains Writers’ Tour at Mount Marty College in Yankton, South Dakota. Reese’s poetry and prose have been widely published, and he has performed readings at venues throughout the country, including the Library of Congress and San Quentin Prison. Reese’s awards include First Place in the 2018 Allen Ginsberg Poetry Awards, a 2018 Distinguished Achievement Award from Mount Marty College, and a Distinguished Public Service Award in recognition of his exemplary dedication and contributions to the Education Department at Federal Prison Camp Yankton. His books include These Trespasses (The Backwaters Press, 2005), ghost on 3rd (New York Quarterly Books, 2010), and Really Happy! (New York Quarterly Books, 2014). A fourth collection, Dancing Room Only, is forthcoming by New York Quarterly Books in 2021. His first book of nonfiction, Bone Chalk, was published by Stephen F. Austin State University Press in December of 2019.

Jeff Alessandrelli is the author of the full-length poetry collections “This Last Time Will Be The First” (2014) and “Fur Not Light” (2019). He’s also the author of a short poetic biography of the French avant-garde composer Erik Satie and a short essay collection focusing on skateboarding, poetry, and The Notorious B.I.G., as well as several chapbooks. He lives in Portland, OR.

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