Reed Whittemore, born Edward Reed Whittemore II, is a poet who taught at Carleton from 1947-1966.
He died 6 April 2012.
While at Carleton, he edited The Carleton Miscellany for many years.
After leaving Carleton, he taught at the University of Maryland from 1968-1984. During those years, he was Poet Laureate of Maryland and Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress.
He authored Heroes & Heroines (1946, poetry), An American Takes a Walk (1956, poetry), The Self-Made Man (1959, poetry), The Boy from Iowa (1962, poetry), The Fascination of the Abomination (1963, poetry, stories, essays), Poems, New and Selected (1967, poetry), Fifty Poems Fifty (1970, poetry), The Mother's Breast and the Father's House (1974, poetry), William Carlos Williams: Poet from Jersey (1975, biography), The Past, the Future, the Present: Poems Selected and New (1990, poetry), Six Literary Lives (1993, biography), Ten from Ten & One More (2007, poetry), Against The Grain: The Literary Life of a Poet (2007, memoir).