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Charles Martin

Charles Martin (poetry) is the author of seven books of poems: Room for Error (University of Georgia Press); Passages from Friday (Abattoir Editions); Steal the Bacon and What the Darkness Proposes (Johns Hopkins University Press); Starting from Sleep: New and Selected Poems (Sewanee Writers’ Series/The Overlook Press), which was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize and was a finalist for the Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize; Signs and Wonders (Johns Hopkins University Press); and Future Perfect (Johns Hopkins University Press, March 2018). Metamorphoses (W.W. Norton), his verse translation of the original work by Ovid, received the 2004 Harold Morton Landon Translation Award. Among other honors, he has received an Academy Award in Literature from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, the Bess Hokin Prize from Poetry magazine, a Pushcart Prize, and fellowships from the Ingram Merrill Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts. The poet-in-residence at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York from 2005 to 2009, Martin has also taught in the Writing Seminars at Johns Hopkins University, Syracuse University, the West Chester Conference on Form and Narrative in Poetry, the Stonecoast MFA program, and the Sewanee School of Letters.

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