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Martin Rock is the author of Residuum (2015 Editor’s Choice Award, Cleveland State University Poetry Center), as well as two chapbooks: Dear Mark (Brooklyn Arts Press, 2013), which was named a "Great Book of 2013" by The Fiddleback, and Fish, You Bird (Pilot, 2010, co-written with Phillip D. Ischy). With Kevin Prufer and Martha Collins, he co-edited the Unsung Masters Volume, Catherine Breese Davis: On the Life and Work of an American Master. 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 has taught writing at New York University and Berkeley College in Manhattan, and has been on the faculty of the Jackson Hole Writers' Conference and University of Houston's Boldface Writers' Conference. He is a recipient of fellowships from Centrum, InPrint, Starworks, New York University, and the University of Houston, where he is a PhD candidate in Literature and Creative Writing. In 2016, he was awarded the Inprint Donald Barthelme Prize in Poetry and in 2013 he was a semi-finalist for the "Discovery"/Boston Review Poetry Prize. Martin lives in Oakland and is a member of the Poetry Society of America’s San Francisco Advisory Board.

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