Juanita J. Martin

Poet, Spoken Word Artist

Fairfield, CA 94533

Author's Bio

Juanita J. Martin is Fairfield California's first poet laureate, 2010-2012. She's a freelance writer and performance artist. Her poetry book The Lighthouse Beckons was accepted in the Solano County Library. She is a member of Ina Coolbrith Circle, Benicia First Tuesday Poets, Poets and Writers, and formerly Redwood Writers 2007-2010. She has been a featured reader in the Beat Poetry Festival, Petaluma Poetry Walk, Berkeley Poetry Festival and Healdsburg Literary Guild. Juanita was a finalist judge in the Jessamyn West Poetry Contest for Napa Valley College.  Juanita is also a contributing writer with Sonoma Discoveries Magazine in Sonoma County.

Publications & Prizes

Poetry

Anthologies:
Marin Poetry Center Volume 13 (Marin Poetry Center Press, 2010)
,
Blue Collar Review (Partisan Press, 2009)
,
Mariposa 17 (Haiku Poets of Northern California, 2007)
,
The Gathering Nine (Small Poetry Press, 2007)
Journals:
Bay Area Poets Seasonal Review
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Rattlesnake Review
,
SoMa Literary Review
,
Street Spirit

Spoken Word

Performance:
Berkeley Poetry Festival (2013)
Prizes won: 

2011 National Poet Laureate Honor Scroll Award

More Information

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Identifies as: 
African American
Prefers to work with: 
Any
Fluent in: 
English
Born in: 
Vineland, NJ
New Jersey
Raised in: 
NJ
New Jersey
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Last update: Jun 21, 2019