Poetry. "What has always impressed me about Martin's work is its rare attention to words as built worlds, as well as its choreopoetic virtuosity (the fact that the poems never stop moving, that the mind (perception, mindfulness, cognition) dances constantly within his lines). In Martin's work one feels as though they are reading a totally new prosody, poetry in its firstness"—Thom Donovan.
Author City: SAN MARCOS, TX USA
C. J. Martin lives in San Marcos, TX, where he recently transitioned from teaching at Texas State University to working as a bookbinder's assistant at BookLab II. With Julia Drescher, he edited Dos Press, and he's currently on the masthead for Little Red Leaves & LRL e-editions. He's the author of four chapbooks: 1978 (self-published, 2010); WIW?3: Hold me tight. Make me happy (Delete Press, 2009); Lo, Bittern (Atticus/Finch, 2008) and CITY (Vigilance Society, 2007). His essays and reviews have appeared or are forthcoming in ON: CONTEMPORARY PRACTICE and Jacket2.
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interview by Thom Donovan @ Wild Horses of Fire