Jessica Reed’s chapbook, World, Composed (Finishing Line Press), takes aim at the universe of physics in all its complexity. Hers is a voice of scientific authority and poetic innovation, in
Jessica Reed’s chapbook, World, Composed (Finishing Line Press), takes aim at the universe of physics in all its complexity. Hers is a voice of scientific authority and poetic innovation, in literary conversation with the ancient poet Lucretius, who first explored the existence of atoms in verse. Poet and essayist Marianne Boruch characterizes this collection as “a celebration of the visible and invisible,” poet Amy Newman writes that Reed’s book “explores with lyric beauty and patient observation the seemingly counterintuitive relationship between solidity and probability,”and poet Bin Ramke describes World, Composed as “a new but already necessary book.”
Reed’s work has appeared in Conjunctions; Crazyhorse; North American Review; Bellingham Review; New American Writing; Colorado Review; Waxwing; 111O; The Fourth River; The Indianapolis Review; Isotope: A Journal of Literary Nature and Science Writing, and elsewhere. She has a MFA in Poetry and a BS in Physics, both from Purdue University. She taught creative writing at community colleges in Arizona and Indiana, and for the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth, where she designed writing courses on the intersection of science and art. She also taught science-themed poetry in Dammam, Saudi Arabia, and in Beijing, China for the Center for Excellence in Education. She currently teaches a year-long seminar at Butler University on physics and the arts. She lives in rural Indiana with her husband and chickens.
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