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Martin has been the recipient of a writing fellowship from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts and genesis1a frequent Pushcart Prize nominee.


  • Genesis: A Sequence of Poems (New Spirit Press, 1995)
The Traveler’s Vade Mecum outsiders
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  • 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)


  • Bitterroot
  • Hiram Poetry Review
  • Lips
  • Maryland Poetry Review9780984160747-us-300
  • Paintbrush
  • Poetry East
  • The Cortland Review
  • The Literary Review (TLR)
  • The Southern Review
  • Tiferet


“Take and Eat” was named a Distinguished Entry in the 2001 Campbell Corner Poetry Prize.


  • AWP
  • The Back Fence, New York, N.Y.
  • The Belmar Poetry Series, Binghampton, N.Y.
  • The Carriage House Poetry Series, Fanwood, N.J.
  • The Knitting Factory, New York, N.Y.
  • Montclair (N.J.) Monthly Poetry Series
  • New York University
  • Ó Bhéal, Cork, Ireland
  • Seattle Poetry Festival
  • Warren County Poetry Festival, Blairstown, N.J.


Hear Martin read his work.
From The Cortland Review:tcrlogo

O Bheal, Cork, IrelandAt Ó Bhéal, Cork, Ireland

At the Belmar in Binghamton, N.Y.

Martin’s poem “If I Sing” is featured in the blog Writing Ourselves Whole.

Listen to Martin and poet Dave Caserio in an interview with Anna Paige on Yellowstone Public Radio.

Join Martin on the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation blog on Poetry Fridays.