Christopher Martin is author of the poetry collection Firmament (Wandering Aengus Press, forthcoming), which won the Wandering Aengus Book Award, and the essay collection This Gladdening Light (Mercer UP, 2017), which won the Georgia Author of the Year Award in Memoir and the Will D. Campbell Award. Chris is also author of three poetry chapbooks and recipient of the George Scarbrough Poetry Prize. His work has appeared in On Being, Shambhala Sun, McSweeney's, Thrush, Ruminate, Still: The Journal, Fourth River, Waccamaw, Broad River Review, Poecology, Pilgrimage, Drafthorse, Sugar Mule, Menacing Hedge, Bridge Eight, Revolution House, Adventum, Raven Chronicles, St. Sebastian Review, Lime Hawk, Town Creek, Loose Change, and elsewhere. He contributes the creative nonfiction craft series Stay in No Realms: Seeking and Essaying for the literary nonprofit Georgia Writers. His current projects include a poetry collection titled Fawn and an essay collection titled Unicorn Ghost. He lives in northwest Georgia and teaches composition, literature, and creative writing at Kennesaw State University.
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