James Reidel

James Reidel
James Reidel is the author of Vanished Act: The Life and Work of Weldon Kees (University of Nebraska Press, 2003) and has edited a selection of Kees’s works for film and television, 3 Entertainments, for Knives Forks Spoons Press. In 2013 he is a resident poet at the James Merrill House in Stonington, Connecticut, where he is finalizing his second book of poems for publication, several of which appear in the summer issue of DMQ Review and the inaugural issue of (ĕm). Reidel’s translations of Franz Werfel’s The Forty Days of Musa Dagh and Pale Blue Ink in a Lady’s Hand were published by Godine in 2012.

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James Reidel is the author of Vanished Act: The Life and Work of Weldon Kees (University of Nebraska Press, 2003) and has edited a selection of Kees’s works for film and television, 3 Entertainments, for Knives Forks Spoons Press. In 2013 he is a resident poet at the James Merrill House in Stonington, Connecticut, where he is finalizing his second book of poems for publication, several of which appear in the summer issue of DMQ . . .

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