Martha Collins

Author's Bio

Martha Collins is the author, most recently, of Day Unto Day (2014), 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, Admit One: An American Scrapbook,is forthcoming from Pitt in 2016.

Publications and Prizes

Books: 
A History of Small Life on a Windy Planet
(University of Georgia Press, 1993)
, Admit One: An American Scrapbook
(University of Pittsburgh Press, 2016)
, Blue Front
(Gray Wolf Press, 2006)
, Day Unto Day
(Milkweed Editions, 2014)
, Some Things Words Can Do
(Sheep Meadow Press, 1998)
, The Arrangement of Space
(Gibbs Smith, 1991)
, The Catastrophe of Rainbows
(Cleveland State University Poetry Center, 1985)
, White Papers
(University of Pittsburgh Press, 2012)
Prizes Won: 
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, a Best American Poets award, three Pushcart prizes, the Laurence Goldstein Poetry Prize, and a Lannan Foundation residency fellowship.

More Information

Listed as: 
Poet
Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Prefers to work with: 
Any
Born in: 
Omaha
Raised in: 
Des Moines, IA
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Last updated: Apr 19, 2016