We were sorry to learn of the passing of Reed Whittemore April 6. Reed served twice as Poetry Consultant to the Library of Congress, edited the influential magazine Furioso, published several collections of poetry and nonfiction, and taught for several years at The University of Maryland. He was a beloved member of the literary community. We were fortunate to have him lead poetry workshops at The Writer's Center, and also to work closely with him in the production of the journal Delos.
In 2007 Dryad Press published Reed Whittemore's memoir: Against the Grain: The Literary Life of Poet. In the foreword, Garrison Keillor noted: "Reed Whittemore owns the only sort of immortality that matters to a writer which is to have written things that people remember years later."
A memorial service will be held this Thursday, April 12, 3 p.m., at Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church, 4835 MacArthur Blvd, N.W., Washington, DC 20007.