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 ReviewRattleNinth Letter, BarrelhouseNew Ohio Review, and elsewhere (see full list HERE).

Reese is an Assistant Poetry Editor for Fifth Wednesday Journal and a contributor at The Playlist. He 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. His poetry has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize.

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