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 The Missouri ReviewRattleNinth LetterNew Ohio ReviewMoon City Review, and elsewhere (see full list HERE). Reese is an Assistant Poetry Editor for Fifth Wednesday Journal. He received the Turner Prize from the Academy of American Poets, the Mabelle A. Lyon Poetry Award, and a Chili Pepper from Rate My Professor. His poetry has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize.

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