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Martin Rock

Martin Rock is the author of Residuum (2015 Editor’s Choice Award, Cleveland State University Poetry Center) and two chapbooks: Dear Mark (Brooklyn Arts Press, 2013) and Fish, You Bird (Pilot, 2010, co-written with Phillip D. Ischy). With Kevin Prufer and Martha Collins, he co-edited the volume Catherine Breese Davis: On the Life and Work of an American Master (Pleiades, 2015). His poems have appeared in the Academy of American Poets’ “Poem-a-Day,” Missouri Review’s “Poem of the Week,” AGNI, Best New Poets 2012, Black Warrior Review, Conduit, DIAGRAM, and other journals. He is a recipient of fellowships from the Port Townsend Writers Conference, New York University, and the University of Houston, where he is a PhD candidate in Literature and Creative Writing. He lives in Oakland and is a member of the San Fransisco Advisory Board of the Poetry Society of America.