Martina Reisz Newberry


1730 N. Gramercy Pl., #313
Los Angeles, CA 90028

Author's Bio

My spirit is defined by my writing; it has been so since I can remember. Poetry chose me, not the other way around. Through writing, I am living as an artist which was something my mother (as so many women of her generation) wanted, was unable to do. With each line I write, I reconsider, re-examine, give thanks for the unfolding that is my life.

Publications & Prizes

Glyphs (Deerbrook Editions, 2022)
Blues for French Roast with Chicory (Deerbrook Editions, 2020)
Never Completely Awake (Deerbrook Editions, 2017)
Where It Goes (Deerbrook Editions, 2012)
Learning By Rote (Deerbrook Editions, 2011)
Running Like a Woman With Her Hair on Fire (Red Hen Press, 2005)
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Awarded residencies at Yaddo Colony for the Arts, Djerassi Colony for the Arts, and at Anderson Center for Disciplinary Arts.


Personal Favorites

Favorite authors: 
Too many to count.
What I'm reading now: 
Field of Light and Shadow by David Young, Selected Poems by David Flynn, Our Mutual Friend by Charles Dickens, With Mouths Wide Open by John Caddy, Alive Together by Lisel Mueller

More Information

Gives readings: 
Travels for readings: 
Identifies as: 
Buddhist, Feminist, Hungarian American, Jewish, Polish American
Prefers to work with: 
Adults, LGBTQ, Seniors
Fluent in: 
Born in: 
Upland, CA
Raised in: 
Hollywood, CA
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Last update: May 19, 2022