Douglas Martin writes as if honesty were the only policy. He writes as if telling the truth was a matter of survival. He may prove himself right on both counts: he is the best new American writer to come along in a while.” – Andrew O’Hagan

Douglas A. Martin is a Brooklyn-based poet. His work focuses on the novel form that blends shades of autobiographical investigation with lyrical research. His publications include Once You Go Back, Seven Stories Press; Your Body Figured, Nightboat Books; In the Time of Assignments, Soft Skull Press; Branwell, Soft Skull Press and They Change the Subject, University of Wisconsin Press. He won the Irving Howe Prize for Best Dissertation Involving Politics and Literature at CUNY Graduate Center, New York City (2007). He was a Visiting Writer at Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut (2014). Martin received an M.F.A. from The New School for Public Engagement and a Ph.D. from The Graduate Center of the City University of New York.

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