Jessica Reed


New York, NY

Author's Bio

Jessica Reed's poetry has appeared in Tin House, The Paris Review, LIT, and The Huffington Post, among others. She holds an MFA from the City College of New York, where she studied under Marilyn Hacker. Originally from Asheville, NC, Jessica lives with her shiksa wife and geriatric cat in picturesque Tarrytown on the Hudson.

Publications & Prizes

Urge: Finalist Poems from the 2016 Raynes Poetry Competition (Jewish Currents, 2016)
Union: Poems from 40 Finalists in the Second Raynes Poetry Competition (Jewish Currents, 2014)
Satellite Convulsions: Poems from Tin House (Tin House Books, 2010)
The Best of Stain, Volume 2 (Tangled Up In Blue, 2009)
Huffington Post
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Lyre Lyre
Paris Review
Poetry in Performance
Tin House
Prizes won: 
  • 2007 recipient of the Marie Ponsot Poetry Prize (judged by Marie Ponsot); 
  • 2007 recipient of the Jerome Lowell Dejur Award (selected as a finalist by Marilyn Hacker); 
  • 2009 runner-up for the Ellen LaForge Poetry Prize; 
  • 2014 finalist for the Raynes Poetry Prize (judged by Joan Larkin); 
  • 2016 finalist for the Raynes Poetry Prize (judged by Alicia Ostriker)

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White, LGBTQ, Jewish
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Asheville, NC
North Carolina
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Last update: Apr 04, 2018