Gwen North Reiss has published poetry in Rhino, Truck, Connecticut Review, Dogwood, and other literary magazines. She is the author of a chapbook, “Notes on Metals,” and of “Paper Aperture,” a group of poems published by Pen and Brush in New York as part of their e-publication platform. Her poem, “Illuminated,” was chosen by Karl Kirchwey as the winner of the 2012 Rachel Wetzsteon Prize at the 92nd Street Y’s Unterberg Poetry Center. “Paper Aperture” won a CT Press Club Award and went on to win a national first place award for a chapbook/group of poems from the National Federation of Press Women (NFPW).
Reiss has a degree in Combined Literature (English and French) from Yale College and was in book publishing for ten years before becoming a freelance writer on architecture as well as a poet. In addition to her poetry, she works as an Educator at the Glass House and as a communications consultant.