Christopher Martinez

Poet, Spoken Word Artist

Author's Bio

Christopher L. “Rooster” Martinez is a spoken word poet and educator from San Antonio, TX. He earned an MA/MFA program in Creative Writing, Literature and Social Justice from OLLU. His work has appeared in Button Poetry, The Huffington Post Latino Voices, the Pittsburgh Poetry Review, Pilgrimage Press, and Sagebrush Review.  He is the author of A Saint for Lost Things (Alabrava Press, 2020), and As it is in Heaven (Kissing Dynamite Poetry Press, 2020) and was a writer on the play, American Pride, which won two Alamo Theater Arts Council Globe Awards for original writing and overall production.

Publications & Prizes


As it is in Heaven (Kissing Dynamite Poetry Press, 2020)
Journals: , ,
Pilgrimage Magazine

Spoken Word

Woke AF (2019)
Abrasive Be (2017)
Sewell Park (2017)
"A Very Brown Poem" (2016)
Bonfire Children (2016)
Why Torchy's Tacos Belong in Hell (2016)

Personal Favorites

Favorite authors: 
Nikki Giovanni, Trinidad Sanchez, Sandra Cisneros, Yusef Komunyakaa, and Ebony Stewart.

More Information

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Identifies as: 
Mexican American
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Born in: 
Tacoma, WA
Raised in: 
San Antonio, TX
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Last update: Oct 19, 2020