James Reiss

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Birthday
11, 1941
Birthplace
New York
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
11, 1941 (age 77)
Birthplace
New York

About

American poet, author, and academic known for The Parable of Fire, Ten Thousand Good Mornings, and other works. He also served as a literary critic for a Cleveland-based publication called The Plain Dealer.

Before Fame

He received undergraduate and graduate degrees in English from the University of Chicago.

Trivia

He was the recipient of four Zeitfunk Awards for his work as a literary critic.

Family Life

His first wife was Barbara Klevs Miller; later, he wed cookbook author Mary Jo McMillin.

Associated With

During his tenure at Miami University in Ohio, he taught poet Rita Dove.