Reese received his M.F.A. from Arizona State University, where he has continued to teach composition and poetry workshops. His work appears or is forthcoming in Tin HouseThe Missouri ReviewNinth Letter, BarrelhouseNew Ohio Review, and elsewhere (see full list HERE).

Reese’s debut book, The Body He Left Behind, won the 2020 Cider Press Review Editors’ Prize Book Award and is available for purchase at the Cider Press Review bookstore.

Reese received the Turner Prize from the Academy of American Poets, the Mabelle A. Lyon Poetry Award, and the now-defunct Chili Pepper from Rate My Professor. He was a finalist for the 2019 New American Poetry Prize, the 2018 Cider Press Review Book Award, and his poetry has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize.

Reese lives in Tucson, Arizona with his wife and their three cats.


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