Jessica Reed’s work has appeared in Conjunctions, Quarterly West, Denver Quarterly, North American Review, Crazyhorse, Colorado Review, Bellingham Review, Diagram, Pank, New American Writing, Waxwing, Scientific American, Inverted Syntax, The Fourth River, and elsewhere. She has an MFA in poetry and a BS in physics, and she teaches a university seminar on physics and the arts. Her chapbook, World, Composed (Finishing Line Press), a dialogue with the ancient poet Lucretius about atomism, was a finalist for the Etchings Press Whirling Prize. She was a finalist for the Omnidawn Revealed Identity Book Prize and a semi-finalist for the Cleveland State University First Book Prize. She lives in Indiana with her husband and chickens.