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Hugh Martin is originally from northeast Ohio and he spent six years in the Army National Guard and eleven months in Iraq. His chapbook, So, How Was The War? (Kent State UP, 2010) was published by the Wick Poetry Center and his full-length collection, The Stick Soldiers, will be available through BOA Editions in March 2013. He is the recipient of a Wallace Stegner Fellowship, the winner of the 11th annual A. Poulin Jr. Poetry Prize from BOA Editions, Ltd., and the winner of the Jeff Sharlet Memorial Award from The Iowa Review. His poems have appeared in journals such as The Kenyon Review, The American Poetry Review, Crazyhorse, and The New Republic. Martin graduated from Muskingum University and has an MFA from Arizona State. Currently he is a Stegner Fellow at Stanford University and lives in Oakland, California.

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Essay in The Rumpus

Thank you to the editors at The Rumpus for publishing my essay "First-Class Guilt."

Tuesday, September 03, 2013

Poems in Connotation Press

Thank you to John Hoppenthaler who kindly asked for some poems to be featured in his "A Poetry Congeries" on Connotation Press.  View them here

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Akron-Beacon Journal

Thanks to Jim Carney for writing this generous piece in the AKBJ. 

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Chautauqua Reading

Had a great time this past week at the Chautauqua Institution in western New York.  It was humbling to be around so many--I say this very sincerely--geniuses who were at the top of their fields.  Here is a piece Kelsey Burritt wrote about the book.

Monday, May 13, 2013

Interview on Iowa Public Radio

 Thank you to Iowa Public Radio for interviewing me and two other veterans about this war.  It was great to also hear Randy Brown and Lem Genovese.


Listen here

Saturday, May 04, 2013

Reading at Chautauqua Institution

Excited to be reading this summer at the Chautauqua Institution's conference in July.  They chose my book as a Chautauqua Literary and Scientific Circle (CLSC) selection for the first week of July under the theme: "The Next Greatest Generation."  I'll be reading July 4, 2013, at the Hall of Philosophy at the Institution. 

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Sunday, March 24, 2013

Interview for Devil's Lake

Thanks to my friend, Jacques Rancourt, for taking the time to interview me about the new book.  If you're a soldier or former-soldier, do you have thoughts on this unwritten "rule" I speak of?  I know upon returning home, what you did over there and how much you left the wire mattered a lot; it was not something you embellished or exaggerated at all.  This translated to my writing and overall, I shy away from writing about any experience in Iraq that I wasn't directly involved in.  In the future, maybe I will write about Fallujah or Abu Ghraib...