Monday, November 30, 2015

The Distinguished Poets Series: Patrick Hicks and Jim Reese December 5

On Saturday, December 5, 2015 at 1pm, The Distinguished Poets Series of the Poetry Center at Passaic County Community College will offer a free reading featuring Patrick Hicks and Jim Reese.

Patrick Hicks is the author of ten books, including Adoptable (Salmon Poetry), and The Collector of Names (Schaffner Press). He has been a finalist for the High Plains Book Award, and also the Gival Press Novel Award. A former Visiting Fellow at Oxford, he has won the Glimmer Train Fiction Award as well as a number of grants, including ones from the Bush Artist Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanities. His work with PBS’s Over South Dakota was nominated for an Emmy. He is the Writer-in-Residence at Augustana College and also a faculty member at the low residency MFA program at Sierra Nevada College.

Jim Reese is an Associate Professor of English; Director of the Great Plains Writers’ Tour at Mount Marty College in Yankton, South Dakota; and Editor-in-Chief of 4 PM Count. In 2012 Reese received an Allen Ginsberg Poetry Award and a 2012 Distinguished Public Service Award in recognition of his contributions to the Education Department at the Yankton Federal Prison Camp. Since 2008, Reese has been one of six artists-in-residence throughout the country who are part of the National Endowment for the Arts’ Interagency Initiative with the Department of Justice’s Federal Bureau of Prisons. His book Really Happy was published by New York Quarterly Books in 2014. Reese and his family live in southern South Dakota.

Location: Hamilton Club Building, 32 Church Street (corner of Ellison St.), Paterson, NJ
Time: 1 PM Free
An open reading will follow the featured readers.

Writing workshops with Reese and Hicks will be held from 10-12pm. A fee of $20 and pre-registration is required for either workshop.

For information, contact the Poetry Center at 973-684-6555

Please visit for information on registration for workshops, all readings and directions to the Poetry Center,