Christopher Martin

Poet, Creative Nonfiction Writer

Author's Bio

Christopher Martin is author of the poetry collection Firmament (Wandering Aengus Press, 2023), which received the Wandering Aengus Book Award, and the essay collection This Gladdening Light (Mercer UP, 2017), for which he received the Georgia Author of the Year Award in Memoir and the Will D. Campbell Award in Creative Nonfiction. Chris is also author of three poetry chapbooks and recipient of the George Scarbrough Poetry Prize. His work has appeared in On BeingShambhala Sun (now Lion's Roar), McSweeney's, Thrush, Ruminate, Still, Fourth River, Waccamaw, Sugar Mule, Menacing Hedge, Revolution House, Loose Change, and elsewhere. Chris's blog on creative nonfiction, Stay in No Realms: Seeking and Essaying, is available at Georgia Writers. 

Publications & Prizes

Creative Nonfiction

Book:
This Gladdening Light: An Ecology of Fatherhood and Faith (Mercer University Press, 2017)
Journals:
Adventum Magazine
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Loose Change
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McSweeney's
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New Southerner
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On Being
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Revolution House
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Shambhala Sun
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Still

Poetry

Anthologies:
The World is Charged: Poetic Engagements with Gerard Manley Hopkins (Clemson University Press, 2016)
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Stone, River, Sky: An Anthology of Georgia Poems (Negative Capability Press, 2015)
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The Southern Poetry Anthology, Volume V: Georgia (Texas Review Press, 2012)
Book:
Firmament (Wandering Aengus Press, 2023)
Chapbooks:
Marcescence: Poems from Gahneesah (Finishing Line Press, 2014)
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A Conference of Birds (New Native Press, 2012)
Journals: , , ,
Hobble Creek Review
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Pilgrimage
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Raven Chronicles
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Red Clay Review
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Ruminate
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St. Sebastian Review
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Sugar Mule
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the museum of americana
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Town Creek Poetry
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Prizes won: 

Wandering Aengus Book Award, Georgia Author of the Year Award in Memoir, Will D. Campbell Award in Creative Nonfiction, George Scarbrough Prize for Poetry

Personal Favorites

What I'm reading now: 
Listen My Friend, This Is the Dream I Dreamed Last Night by Cody-Rose Clevidence, Little Weirds by Jenny Slate, The Book of Delights by Ross Gay

More Information

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
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Last update: Jan 16, 2022