Martin Rock

Brooklyn, NY

Author's Bio

Martin Rock is a poet, editor, and translator living in Houston. He edits and designs Loaded Bicycle, an online magazine of poetry, translation, and art, and is a contributing editor of Epiphany, a Literary Journal. He has taught writing and poetry at New York University, Berkeley College (in Manhattan) and the Jackson Hole Writers Conference, and has received fellowships from the Port Townsend Writers Conference, NYU, and Mt. Tremper Arts. He holds an MFA from New York University and is a PhD candidate in creative writing and literature at the University of Houston.

Publications and Prizes

Best New Poets 2012
(University of Virginia Press, 2012)
, The Apocalypse Anthology
(Flying Guillotine Press, 2013)
Black Warrior Review, Conduit, Diagram, Elimae, Forklift, Ohio, H_NGM_N, InDigest, La Fovea, La Petite Zine, Leveler, Mississippi Review Online, NANO Fiction, Salamander, Sixth Finch, Spork, Tampa Review, The Journal, Third Coast, Tuesday; An Art Project
Dear Mark
(Brooklyn Arts Press, 2013)
, Fish, You Bird
(Pilot Books, 2010)
Prizes Won: 
Semi-Finalist for “Discovery”/ Boston Review Prize, 2013 Pushcart Prize nomination from Black Warrior Review, 2012 Finalist, Arctic Technology, DIAGRAM New Michigan Press Chapbook Contest, 2012 Finalist, How to Know the Oceans, Four Way Books Intro Prize, 2012 Inclusion in Best New Poets 2012 Exceptional Manuscript, New Country, Omnidawn First Book Prize, 2011 Finalist, New Country, Sarabande Kathryn A. Morton Prize in Poetry, 2011 Semi-Finalist, Black Lawrence Press Chapbook Contest for Vertibratariat, 2010 Finalist, Black Lawrence Press Chapbook Contest for Notes After a Harlequin Apocalypse, 2010 Finalist, Cody Harris Allen Award for poetry, 2004 Honorable Mention, Academy of American Poets’ John McKay Shaw Award, 2004

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now: 
Destroyer and Preserver by Matthew Rohrer
The Art Spirit by Robert Henri
The Cosmic Serpent by Jeremy Narby
Conversities by Dan Beachy-Quick & Srikanth Reddy
Paterson by William Carlos Williams

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English, Japanese
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Last updated: Apr 18, 2013