Martin Jude Farawell


Milford, PA
Pennsylvania US

Author's Bio

Poet and playwright Martin Jude Farawell directs the Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival. Martin arrived at Dodge with two decades of experience coordinating poetry readings, teaching poetry and creative writing, and working in all areas of performance and production. Author of the poetry collection Odd Boy (Sibling Rivalry Press 2019) and a chapbook, “Genesis: A Sequence of Poems,” his work has appeared in a variety of journals and anthologies. His plays have been performed off-off-Broadway and by regional, college, community and international theaters from South Africa to Los Angeles. He has given hundreds of readings and talks at such venues as the Seattle Poetry Festival, Massachusetts Poetry Festival, Milford Readers and Writers Festival, Knitting Factory, Back Fence, AWP, New York University, The New School and at bookstores, coffee houses and community colleges. A graduate of New York University’s Creative Writing Program, he has been the recipient of a writing fellowship from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts and a frequent Pushcart Prize nominee.

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Publications & Prizes

The Traveler's Vade Mecum (Red Hen Press, 2016)
Outsiders: Poems About Rebels, Exiles, and Renegades (Milkweed Editions, 1999)
Prayers to Protest (Pudding House Publications, 1997)
Under A Gull's Wing (Down the Shore Publishing, 1996)
Writing Our Way Out of the Dark (Queen of Swords Press, 1996)
Odd Boy (Sibling Rivalry Press, 2019)
Genesis: A Sequence of Poems (New Spirit Press, 1995)
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Odd Boy was a finalist for 2020 Paterson Poetry Prize.

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Irish American, Italian American
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Jersey City
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Last update: Jun 14, 2021