About the Author
Martha Deed, Ph.D. is a retired psychologist who is a poet and web artist. Her work has appeared in print and online in numerous journals, video collections, and galleries. She is a patient advocate on Consumer Union's Safe Patient Project. Previous collections have been published by Naissance, Furniture Press, and chapbookpublisher.com. She edited a collection of her daughter Millie Niss's poetry and texts City Bird: Selected Poems (1991-2009) for BlazeVox. Essays related to The Last Collaboration have appeared in Yale Journal for the Humanities in Medicine, The Buffalo News, Insight (the online magazine of the American Society of Professionals in Patient Safety), and Poemeleon.