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Creative Nonfiction Writer
I live in Washington, DC and write (mostly) about India and Indonesia.
Martin has read Emily Dickinson at the Library of Congress for the Favorite Poem Project, and his reflections on “The Grass so little has to do” are included in the project’s anthology, An Invitation to Poetry, edited by Robert Pinsky, Maggie Dietz and Rosemarie Ellis. Born in Pittsburgh and raised in Pennsylvania and Southeastern Massachusetts, distance runner and lover of nature, he is the father of two sons and a daughter, and grandfather of one grandson. Martin lives in Washington, D.C., where he works for an environmental organization.
Fiction Writer, Poet
I’m the author of two collections of short fiction—Between Camelots (winner of the Drue Heinz Literature Prize, University of Pittsburgh Press) and Into the Wilderness (Winner of the Washington Writers Publishing House Fiction Prize, WWPH)—as well as a full-length collection of poetry called We Were the People Who Moved (winner of the Patricia Bibby Prize, Tebot Bach), a chapbook of poetry entitled Autogeography (Finishing Line Press), and a guide to the creative process called The Artist’s Torah (Cascade Books). I have a PhD in psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and an MFA in writing from Vermont College, and I teach creative writing at Georgetown University.