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 have always loved poetry, but through Poetry Out Loud I have learned a greater respect for all different types of poetry. This competition is so much more than memorizing and reciting a poem; I became very invested in each one of my poems."
Janessa Gould
2017 WI POL Champion