Marthe Reed has published five books: Nights Reading (Lavender Ink, 2014); Pleth, with j hastain (Unlikely Books, 2013); (em)bodied bliss (Moria Books, 2013); Gaze (Black Radish Books, 2010); Tender Box, A Wunderkammer (Lavender Ink, 2007). The author of numerous chapbooks, her collaborative chap thrown, text by j hastain with Reed's collages, won the 2013 Smoking Glue Gun contest (2016). Her poetry has been published in New American Writing, Golden Handcuffs Review, Entropy, New Orleans Review, HOW2, Fairy Tale Review, Exquisite Corpse, BlazeVOX, and The Offending Adam, among others. Reed lives in Syracuse, NY, and is co-publisher and managing editor for Black Radish Books. Counter-Desecration: A Glossary for Writing in the Anthropocene, edited with Linda Russo, is forthcoming from Wesleyan University Press (2018). http://www.lavenderink.org/content/authors/252
Marthe, beloved by us and by so many, died suddenly and tragically on April 9, 2018, just before she was scheduled to attend NOPF 18. Marthe was the first person to sign on as a sponsor of the New Orleans Poetry Festival, back in 2016, and she was the first person to support us in so many ways, just as she supported so many poets through the years. Our debt to her is immeasurable, and NOPF 18 is dedicated to her memory.