Christopher Martin

Acworth, GA

Author's Bio

Christopher Martin is author of This Gladdening Light: An Ecology of Fatherhood and Faith, which won the Will D. Campbell Award in Creative Nonfiction. Praised by Janisse Ray as “honest, gritty, and transcendent,” This Gladdening Light, Martin’s debut, is forthcoming with Mercer University Press in June. Martin’s work has appeared in publications across the country, including American Public Media’s On Being, Fourth River, McSweeney’s, Poecology, Shambhala Sun, Still: The Journal, and Thrush Poetry Journal. His poems have been anthologized in Hard Lines: Rough South Poetry, The World is Charged: Poetic Engagements with Gerard Manley Hopkins, Stone, River, Sky: An Anthology of Georgia Poems, and The Southern Poetry Anthology, Vol. V: Georgia. A contributing editor at New Southerner, the author of three poetry chapbooks, and a recipient of the George Scarbrough Prize for Poetry, Martin teaches English at Kennesaw State University and creative nonfiction for the Appalachian Young Writers Workshop. He lives with his wife and their two young children in northwest Georgia, between the Allatoona Range and Kennesaw Mountain. [www.christopher-martin.net]

Publications and Prizes

Books: 
This Gladdening Light: An Ecology of Fatherhood and Faith
(Mercer University Press, 2017)
Anthologies: 
Hard Lines: Rough South Poetry
(University of South Carolina Press, 2016)
, Stone, River, Sky: An Anthology of Georgia Poems
(Negative Capability Press, 2015)
, The Southern Poetry Anthology, Volume V: Georgia
(Texas Review Press, 2012)
, The World is Charged: Poetic Engagements with Gerard Manley Hopkins
(Clemson University Press, 2016)
Journals: 
Adventum Magazine, Buddhist Poetry Review, drafthorse literary magazine, Fourth River, Hobble Creek Review, Loose Change, McSweeney's, New Southerner, Pilgrimage, Poecology, Red Clay Review, Revolution House, Ruminate, Shambhala Sun, St. Sebastian Review, Still, the museum of americana, THRUSH Poetry Journal, Town Creek Poetry, Waccamaw
Chapbook: 
A Conference of Birds
(New Native Press, 2012)
, Marcescence: Poems from Gahneesah
(Finishing Line Press, 2014)
Prizes Won: 
Will D. Campbell Award in Creative Nonfiction, George Scarbrough Prize for Poetry, Robert W. Hill Award in Graduate Writing

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now: 
The Empathy Exams by Leslie Jamison
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Beyond Katrina by Natasha Trethewey
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Blood at the Root by Patrick Phillips

More Information

Listed as: 
Creative Nonfiction Writer, Poet
Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Prefers to work with: 
Any
Born in: 
GA
Raised in: 
GA
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Last updated: Mar 16, 2017