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"These poems are dense and deep. They are necessary, and hot on the eye. I was reminded of Leslie Scalapino, the sensitivity to the surrounding arrangements and to human suffering. There is no distance from Martin's subject, but immersion and emotional conflict. Discipline is what it took to write such a potent set of poems."—Fanny HoweAuthor City: PITTSBURGH, PA USADawn Lundy Martin was awarded the Cave Canem Poetry Prize for her first poetry collection, A Gathering of Matter/A Matter of Gathering. A founding member of the Black Took Collective, a group of experimental black poets, she is an assistant professor of English at the University of Pittsburgh.
Reviews and Other LinksPublishers WeeklyRay McDaniel @ The Constant Critic [PDF]E. C. Belli @ BOMBlog2011 Los Angeles Times Book Prize Finalistinterview by Noah Eli Gordon @ Tremolo24th Annual Lambda Literary Award FinalistValerie Wetlaufer @ Drunken Boat
I Was Not Born
The University of Pennsylvania
To the Heart of the World
Deliverance: Writings on Postal Relations