Marthe Reed authored seven books of poetry: deposition | dispossession: Climate Change in the Sundarbans (Kelsey Street Press, 2021), Ark Hive (The Operating System, 2018), Nights Reading (Lavender Ink, 2014), Pleth (Unlikely Books, 2013) with j hastian, (em)bodied bliss (Moria Books, 2013), Gaze (Black Radish Books, 2010), and Tender Box, AWunderkammer (Lavender Ink, 2007). She also co-edited, with Linda Russo, Counter-Desecration: A Glossary for Writing in the Anthropocene, an anthology of essays and poetry, from Wesleyan University Press (2018).
Reed received a BA from the University of California, San Diego; an MFA from Brown University; and a PhD from the University of Western Australia. She was an assistant professor and the director of the Creative Writing Program at the University of Louisiana, Lafayette before becoming a humanities faculty fellow at Syracuse University in New York. She was also the co-publisher and managing editor of Black Radish Books. She died on April 10, 2018.
Marthe Reed obituary in Jacket2
Marthe Reed obituary in Harriet