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Martha Collins

Author's Bio

Martha Collins is the author, most recently, of White Papers (Pittsburgh, 2012) and the book-length poem Blue Front (Graywolf, 2006), which won an Anisfield-Wolf Award and was chosen as one of “25 Books to Remember from 2006” by the New York Public Library. Collins has also published four earlier collections of poems and three collections of co-translated Vietnamese poetry, most recently Black Stars: Poems by Ngo Tu Lap (Milkweed, 2013). Collins founded the Creative Writing Program at UMass-Boston and served as Pauline Delaney Professor of Creative Writing at Oberlin College for ten years. She is currently editor-at-large for FIELD magazine and one of the editors of the Oberlin College Press. Another collection of poems, Day Unto Day, is forthcoming from Milkweed in spring 2014.

Publications and Prizes

Books:
White Papers (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2012), Blue Front (Gray Wolf Press, 2006), Some Things Words Can Do (Sheep Meadow Press, 1998), A History of Small Life on a Windy Planet (University of Georgia Press, 1993), The Arrangement of Space (Gibbs Smith, 1991), The Catastrophe of Rainbows (Cleveland State University Poetry Center, 1985)
Prizes:
Other awards include fellowships from the NEA, the Bunting Institute, the Witter Bynner Foundation, and the Ingram Merrill Foundation, as well as two Ohioana awards, three Pushcart prizes, the Laurence Goldstein Poetry Prize, and a Lannan Foundation residency fellowship.

Martha Collins Resume

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Listing last updated: November 20, 2013

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Listed as:
Poet
Gives readings?
Yes
Travels for readings?
Yes
Prefers to work with:
Any
Born in:
Omaha, NE
Raised in:
Des Moines, IA

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