Jessica Reed's "World, Composed"

Poet Amy Newman says that Jessica Reed “explores with lyric beauty and patient observation the seemingly counterintuitive relationship between solidity and probability.” Poet and essayist Marianne Boruch characterizes this collection as “a celebration of the visible and invisible,” and writes that Reed has a “compelling, near x-ray vision.” And poet Bin Ramke, who declares that Reed’s voice “causes new energies to arise in language,” describes World, Composed as “a new but already necessary book.”

Jessica Reed has an MFA in Poetry and a BS in Physics, and is currently teaching a year-long seminar at Butler University on physics and the arts. Her poetry and non-fiction has appeared in Conjunctions; North American Review; Crazyhorse; Colorado Review; Bellingham Review; Isotope: A Journal of Literary Nature and Science Writing; and elsewhere.