Marthe Reed

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Marthe Reed’s latest Lavender Ink title Nights reading was published in 2014. She is the author of pleth, a collaboration with j hastain (Unlikely Books 2013), (em)bodied bliss (Moria Books 2013), Gaze (Black Radish Books 2010) and Tender Box, A Wunderkammer (Lavender Ink 2007). She has published six chapbooks (Dusie Kollektiv, above / ground press, and Shirt Pocket Press). Her collaborative chapbook throwntext by j hastain with Reed’s collages, won the 2013 Smoking Glue Gun contest and will appear in 2014. Her poetry has appeared in New American Writing, Golden Handcuffs Review, New Orleans Review, HOW2, MiPOesias, Fairy Tale Review, Exquisite Corpse, BlazeVOX, and The Offending Adam, among others. Her manuscript, an earth of sweetness dances in the veinwas a finalist in Ahsahta Press’ 2006 Sawtooth Poetry Contest. An essay on Claudia Rankine’s The Provenance of Beauty: A South Bronx Travelogue appears in American Letters and Commentary. The former director of the Creative Writing Program and “The Gaines Series and Creative Writing Presents” reading series at UL Lafayette, she now resides in Syracuse, NY, where she is Co-Publisher of Black Radish Books and Editor/Publisher of Nous-zot Press chapbooks. 

Marthe died, suddenly and tragically, on April 9, 2018, after a lifetime of devotion to poetry and poets. 



Nights ReadingLavender Ink, 2014.

pleth, Marthe Reed and j hastain. Unlikely Books, Sept 2013.

(em)bodied bliss. Moria Books. February 2013. (e-book)

GazeBlack Radish Books, 2010.

Tender Box, A Wunderkammer. Lavender Ink, New Orleans, LA, 2007.



Nous-zot Press

Black Radish Books author page:

Jacket2Audio “Awakening”:

New Orleans Poetry Festival, 2018, dedicated to Marthe


“12 or 20 questions…”:

“Marthe Reed’s Fragment”



collages with text by j/j hastain: — part of a forthcoming chapbook, winner of the Smoking Glue Gun Contest.

(em)bodied bliss(e-book) from Moria:



Not Somewhere Else But Here: A Contemporary Anthology of Women and Place, Sundress Publications, 2014.

The Gulf Stream: Poems of the Gulf Coast. Snake Nation Press (GA)

Kindergarde, Anthology of Avant-garde Poetry, Plays, Stories, and Songs For Children. One poem. Black Radish Books, 2013.

The Arcadia Project: North American Post Mosern Pastoral. eds. G.C. Waldrep and Joshua CoreyAhsahta Press, 2012.

The Southern Poetry AnthologyVol. 4, The Louisiana Issueed. William Wright. Texas Review Press/Texas A&M University Press, 2011.


Dusie chapbooks

(em)bodied bliss

post*cards :: lafayette a Lafayette with j/j hastain


After Swann — projects

After Swann

excerpt from After Swann

manuscript excerpts: Side Brow

Blaze Vox

Offending Adam

above / ground chapbook




Some of Marthe’s reviews

jen hofer’s Front Page News

Amy King’s A Slave To Do These Things

Mei-mei Berssenbrugge’s Hello,The Roses

HTML Giant 
Tracey McTague’s Super Natural
relinked at Harriet