Jessica Reed
Contributor History

Jessica Reed
Jessica Reed's work has appeared in Tinderbox Poetry Journal, Spiral Orb, The Fourth River, and Isotope: A Journal of Literary Nature and Science Writing. She teaches a course on physics and the arts at Butler University. Her 2015 contribution to Conjunctions’ online magazine is a selection from her chapbook on atoms, World, Composed.



In Print

Vol. 69
Being Bodies
Fall 2017
Edited by Bradford Morrow


December 12, 2017
O moon my pin-up,
how I wish I were a woman frescoed

in a loose dress, pulled by the hair
to heaven. Or Titian’s voluptuous Virgin

rising above everyone who tries to touch her.
November 21, 2017
My neighbors convened a kangaroo court. The charge against me was stealing newspapers. I contended that after 9:00 am they were artifacts not news and were therefore fair game under international archaeological conventions.
October 31, 2017
Like you were always
waiting in line for something
just vaguely wanted. What makes us

more human than waiting.