About the Author
THOMAS REITER is a native of Iowa, where he was educated at Loras College. He attended the University of Virginia on a Woodrow Wilson Fellowship and received his doctorate from the University of Massachusetts. Since 1968, he has been on the English faculty at Monmouth College in New Jersey, where he has held the Wayne D. McMurray Chair in the Humanities since 1985.
Crossovers is his second book-length collection of poems; River Route appeared from Cedar Creek Press, Oklahoma, in 1977. He has also published four chapbooks, poems from which are included in these pages. He has contributed poems to more than a dozen anthologies, including River Poems, 1992; A Good Man: Fathers and Sons in Poetry and Prose, ed. Irv Broughton, Fawcett, 1993; and Sweet Nothings: Rock and Roll in American Poetry, ed. Jim Elledge, Indiana University Press, 1994. His poems, reviews, and essays have appeared in leading periodicals, and he has presented readings from his work at venues throughout the U.S. and the Caribbean. He is Poetry Editor of the Cimarron Review.
He lives in Neptune, New Jersey, with his wife, Jo Nell, and two children, Peter and Alicia.