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Dawn Lundy Martin

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Dawn Lundy Martin is a poet and essayist. Her poetry collections include Good Stock, Strange Blood (Coffee House Press, 2017), winner of the 2019 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award; Life in a Box is a Pretty Life (Nightboat Books, 2015), which won the Lambda Literary Award for Lesbian Poetry; Discipline (2011), chosen by Fanny Howe for the Nightboat Books Prize; and A Gathering of Matter/A Matter of Gathering (2007), which was selected for the Cave Canem Poetry Prize by Carl Phillips and was a finalist for both the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and the Lambda Literary Award.

Martin is the Toi Derricotte Endowed Chair of English in the Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh, and the Director of the Center for African American Poetry and Poetics.

  • 2016