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

"I learned that I enjoyed poetry - a lot. I'm known as the "football guy" at my school and it surprised me, and others, that poetry would be a big part of my life. Also, I realized that I not bad at performing and public speaking."
Marquavious Moore
2017 TN POL Champion