Reese Conner

Ross-Blakley Hall 201AA
PO Box 871401
TEMPE
Instructor
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, Rattle, and elsewhere. In addition to teaching, Conner is an assistant poetry editor at Fifth Wednesday Journal as well as a copy editor and contributor at The Playlist. 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

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.

Courses

Fall 2020
Course Number Course Title
ENG 101 First-Year Composition
ENG 302 Business Writing
Spring 2020
Course Number Course Title
ENG 101 First-Year Composition
ENG 302 Business Writing
Fall 2019
Course Number Course Title
ENG 101 First-Year Composition
ENG 302 Business Writing
Spring 2019
Course Number Course Title
ENG 101 First-Year Composition
ENG 102 First-Year Composition
Fall 2018
Course Number Course Title
ENG 101 First-Year Composition
Spring 2018
Course Number Course Title
ENG 101 First-Year Composition
ENG 102 First-Year Composition
Fall 2017
Course Number Course Title
ENG 101 First-Year Composition
Spring 2017
Course Number Course Title
ENG 101 First-Year Composition
ENG 102 First-Year Composition
Fall 2016
Course Number Course Title
ENG 101 First-Year Composition
ENG 108 First-Year Composition
Spring 2016
Course Number Course Title
ENG 107 First-Year Composition
ENG 387 Intermediate Workshop Poetry

Honors/Awards

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."