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Contemporary American Poetry
born in Cuba in 1956, is the author of
Climbing Back (W.W.
2001), selected for the 1999 National Poetry Series
by Pulitzer Prize-winner Jorie Graham. His other books include
Bad Alchemy (W.W.
and History as a Second Language (Ohio
State University Press, 1993). His first collection was a chapbook, Dancing
at the Chelsea (State Street Press, 1992).
He has been the recipient of
from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Guggenheim
Foundation, and the Whiting Foundation. Bad
Alchemy was one of 25 titles included in the
New York Public Library's 1995 "Books to Remember" list. History
as a Second Language won the
Ohio State University Press/The Journal
Award for Poetry.
His work has appeared in numerous
anthologies and magazines.
Norton Anthology of Poetry (Fourth Edition; W.W. Norton, 1996); The Norton Anthology of
Contemporary Poetry (Volume II, Third Edition; W.W. Norton,
Poetry (Scribners, 1992); The
Poetry (Scribners, 1994); American
Religious Poems (The Library of America, 2006); Inlandia:
A Literary Journey through California's Inland Empire
(Heyday Books, 2006); Poetry
366 Poems from the World's Most Popular Poetry Website
(Sourcebooks, 2003); Poems,
Poetry: An Introduction and Anthology (Bedford/St.
Martin's, 2002); Jazz Poems
(Everyman's Library, 2006); The Jazz Poetry Anthology (Indiana
University Press, 1991); Sports in
America (Wayne State University Press, 1995); Hard Choices:
An Iowa Review Reader
(University of Iowa Press, 1996); In Brief: Short Takes on the
1999); What Have You Lost?
(HarperCollins/Greenwillow, 1999); The
Best of the Prose Poem (White Pine Press, 2000); Outsiders (Milkweed
1999); Lights, Camera, Poetry!
(Harcourt Brace/Harvest Original, 1996); Walk on the Wild Side: Urban
Poetry Since 1975 (Collier Books/Macmillan,
1994); Paper Dance (Persea
Books, 1995); Florida in Poetry
(Pineapple Press, 1995); A Century
of Cuban Writers in Florida (Pineapple Press, 1996); Little Havana
Público Press, 1996); El Coro
(University of Massachusetts Press, 1997); Night Out: Poems about
Restaurants and Bars (Milkweed Editions, 1997); La Pérdida y el
(Término Editorial, 2001), Todos
los Libros, el Libro (Los Libros de las Cuatro Estaciones, 2004).
The New Republic: Poetry; The
Georgia Review; The Kenyon Review; Denver Quarterly; Ploughshares;
Review; Seneca Review; Prairie Schooner; The Iowa Review; The Gettysburg Review; Slate; The Prose Poem;
The Virginia Quarterly Review; Indiana Review; Quarterly West;
Solo; Tampa Review; North American Review; The
Quarterly; Michigan Quarterly
Review; Harvard Review; The Massachusetts Review; Southern Poetry
Review; The Journal;
Caliban; River City;
Fiction International; Mudfish; Marlboro
Review; Black Warrior
Review; The Florida Review; Chelsea; kayak; Boletín de la
Fundación Federico García Lorca (Spain); Crab
Orchard Review; Organica;
Fourteen Hills; Sonora Review; The Midwest
Quarterly; Refraction: A Braille Journal of Contemporary Poetry; Eckerd
The Chattahoochee Review; San
José Studies; La
Membrane; Sycamore Review;
Wisconsin Review; Green Mountains Review; Calilfornia Quarterly;
Northwest Review; International Quarterly; Luna; The Guadalupe Review;
Mississippi Mud; Porch; Blue Buildings; Passages
Chronicle (India); Linden Lane
Magazine; Inti; The Bloomsbury Review; Compass; Paragraph.
Martínez was invited by
U.S. Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky to read at the Library of Congress,
where he also recorded his poems for the Library's archives; in 2000 he
was on the faculty of Writers @ Work [Utah]; in 2001 he was an
Artist-in-Residence at the Seaside Institute [Seaside, FL] and
in Prairie Schooner magazine's
75th Anniversary Celebration [University of Nebraska-Lincoln].
He has also read at the Academy of American Poets, UC-Berkeley, UC-San
Diego, The Museum of Contemporary Art-San Diego, The Miami Book Fair
International, the University of Georgia, the Inprint Brown Reading
Series (the Alley Theatre, Houston), the Sarasota Reading
Festival, the St.
Petersburg Times Reading Festival, Florida State University,
University of Florida, SUNY-Brockport,
Over the years he has conducted writing
workshops at the YMCA National Writer's Voice, public
and private schools and universities, and other institutions.
His essays and reviews appear in the Miami
Herald, the St.
Petersburg Times, Organica,
and other periodicals.
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