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Reese Conner

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Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 1401
Biography: 

Reese Conner is currently an English instructor at Arizona State University (ASU), where he teaches first-year composition courses to second-language learners as well as native speakers. He also teaches business/technical writing and the occasional poetry workshop. Conner has a certification to teach English to multilingual writers as well as one to teach online/hybrid courses, which allows even greater flexibility within higher education. 

In 2015, Conner received his Master of Fine Arts at ASU. His creative work appears in many top literary journals, including Tin House, The Missouri Review, Ninth LetterNew Ohio Review, and elsewhere. Conner’s debut book, The Body He Left Behind, won the 2020 Cider Press Review Editors' Prize Book Award and is scheduled to be published in August 2021. He received the Turner Prize from the Academy of American Poets, the Mabelle A. Lyon Poetry Award, and a nomination for a Pushcart Prize.

Conner lives in Tucson, Arizona with his wife and their three cats.

Education: 
  • M.F.A. Poetry, Arizona State University
  • B.A. English (Honors), The Ohio State University
Research Interests: 

Creative Writing, Poetry, Contemporary American Literature, Rhetoric and Composition, Popular Culture, Animal Studies.

Publications: 

2021

"Monster Mother." Cider Press Review. Forthcoming.

"The Other Three Pigs." Cider Press Review.

2019

"My Neighbor's Cat." Cimarron Review.

"The Magic." Barrelhouse.

2018

"Like a Gift." Tin House.

“Forgive Me, I Am a Violent Shape.” Ninth Letter.

2017

"Bring Flowers to What You Love." The Cape Rock: Poetry

"The Beach." Big Muddy: A Journal of the Mississippi River Valley

"A Jittering Face." Big Muddy: A Journal of the Mississippi River Valley

"The Heart is Vestigial." Big Muddy: A Journal of the Mississippi River Valley

"My First Body Is Beautiful Until." Rattle.

"The Rapture." The Missouri Review.

"Last Seen on a Milk Carton." New Ohio Review.

2016

"Thank You." Moon City Review (nominated for Pushcart Prize).

"No Matter What." Bop Dead City.

"Crocodile." Rat's Ass Review.

"Look How Obedient They Are." In Sight: An Ekphrastic Collaboration.

2015

"A Hum of Movement." Spillway.

"Cow." Four Chambers Press.

"The Chipmunk." Zetetic: A Record of Unusual Inquiry.

"The Hunter." Cactus Heart (cover poem).

"The Things Mothers Get to Remember." Punchnel's.

OLDER

"Misunderstanding." Fifth Wednesday Journal.

"Dead Tiger." Third Wednesday.

"Amen." Mosaic Magazine.

Fall 2021
Course NumberCourse Title
ENG 101First-Year Composition
ENG 302Business Writing
Spring 2021
Course NumberCourse Title
ENG 101First-Year Composition
ENG 302Business Writing
Fall 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
ENG 101First-Year Composition
ENG 302Business Writing
Spring 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
ENG 101First-Year Composition
ENG 302Business Writing
Fall 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
ENG 101First-Year Composition
ENG 302Business Writing
Spring 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
ENG 101First-Year Composition
ENG 102First-Year Composition
Fall 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
ENG 101First-Year Composition
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
ENG 101First-Year Composition
ENG 102First-Year Composition
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
ENG 101First-Year Composition
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
ENG 101First-Year Composition
ENG 102First-Year Composition
Honors / Awards: 

2021

Cider Press Review Editors' Prize Book Award Winner. "The Body He Left Behind"

2019

New American Poetry Prize Finalist. "The Body He Left Behind."

2018

Cider Press Review Book Award Finalist. "The Body He Left Behind."

Cowles Poetry Prize Semi-Finalist. "An Expectation of Broken Things."

Sundress Book Prize Semi-Finalist. "The Body He Left Behind."

2016

Pushcart Prize Nomination. "Thank You."