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 & Prizes

The Apocalypse Anthology (Flying Guillotine Press, 2013)
Best New Poets 2012 (University of Virginia Press, 2012)
Dear Mark (Brooklyn Arts Press, 2013)
Fish, You Bird (Pilot Books, 2010)
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La Fovea
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Mississippi Review Online
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tuesday; An Art Project
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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Fluent in: 
English, Japanese
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Last update: Apr 18, 2013