Jessica Reed


Danville, IN

Author's Bio

Jessica Reed’s chapbook, World, Composed (Finishing Line Press), was a finalist for the Etchings Press Whirling Prize. Reed’s poetry and non-fiction has appeared in Quarterly West, Pank, Diagram, Colorado Review, Crazyhorse, Bellingham Review, Conjunctions, North American Review, Denver Quarterly, Waxwing, Exposition Review, 111O, Tinderbox Poetry Journal, Spiral Orb, The Fourth River, The Indianapolis Review, Isotope: A Journal of Literary Nature and Science Writing and elsewhere. She was a finalist for the Omnidawn Revealed Identity Book Prize and a semi-finalist for the Cleveland State University First Book Prize. She has a MFA in Poetry and a BS in Physics, both from Purdue University.

She taught creative writing at Scottsdale Community College in Arizona for several years, and for the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth, where she designed specialized writing courses, such as “Writing Workshop: Where Art Meets Science”. For two years, she taught science-themed poetry at an all-female STEM summer program in Dammam, Saudi Arabia. Recently, she taught science-themed poetry in Beijing, China for the Center for Excellence in Education. She has taught creative writing at Ivy Tech Community College and currently teaches a year-long seminar at Butler University called “Physics and the Arts."

Publications & Prizes

World, Composed (Finishing Line Press, 2018)
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Denver Quarterly
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Spiral Orb
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The Indianapolis Review
Tinderbox Poetry Journal

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Last update: May 06, 2020