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About Martin

Photo of Martin Farawell by T. Charles Erickson
Photo by T. Charles Erickson

Martin Jude Farawell’s poems have appeared widely in literary journals and anthologies, and his plays have been produced in regional, university, off-off-Broadway and community theaters from Los Angeles to South Africa.  Martin currently directs the Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Program and Festival.

Since 1998, as Festival Assistant, Festival Coordinator,  Associate Director and then Director, Martin  worked behind the scenes on every phase of planning, designing and producing the Dodge Poetry Festival and Poetry in the Schools Program. A recipient of a New Jersey State Council on the Arts Fellowship, Martin graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor’s degree from Montclair State University, received his master’s degree in creative writing from New York University, and attended the summer poetry workshops at The Community of Writers at Squaw Valley.

Martin has more than two decades of hands-on experience in all aspects of theatrical production and inaugurated poetry reading series at the Pike Street Arts Center and New York University. He taught composition, creative writing, poetry and literature for ten years on the secondary school and college levels, and is an experienced visiting artist-in-the-schools.