Richard Martin

About the Author
Martin’s poems have garnered an NEA Fellowship and have appeared in the anthologies Aloud: Voices from the Nuyorican Cafe and American Poets Say Goodbye to the 20th Century and the magazines ACM, unarmed, Estuaries, and Skanky Possum. He resides in Boston, MA.


  • “[Richard Martin] is the chronicler of the empty dynamism of this culture, but he knows its joys too. In the fast-paced world of his verse there beats a fierce and oddly tonic heart.”
    — Andrei Codrescu, poet and National Public Radio commentator
  • “It is bracing to find a contemporary poet skipping stones on the veneer of popular culture who doesn’t seem to be jaded.”
    — Rain Taxi
  • “Wouldn’t you just love a political candidate half-as-honest or half-as-intelligent? As a matter of fact, Martin has a poem called ‘Elect Me.’ And after reading this book, I almost wish he were running.”
    The Cafe Review