Rita Mae Reese

Rita Mae Reese

Poet and fiction writer Rita Mae Reese was born and raised in Charleston, West Virginia. She earned a BA and an MA at Florida State University and an MFA at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and currently lives in Madison, Wisconsin. Reese’s poems move both within and against the constraints of the English language.

Poems

What People are Saying

"In the beginning of my Poetry Out Loud experience, I didn't expect to become so attached to my three competition poems. Five months later, they have become a part of me."
Gabrielle Cooper
2017 ME POL Champion