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Martha Collins

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Martha Collins has published eleven books of poetry including Casualty Reports (2022), Because What Else Could I Do (2019), Admit One: An American Scrapbook (2016), White Papers (2012), and the book-length poem Blue Front (2006), as well as the paired volumes Night Unto Night and Day Unto Day (2018, 2014). An active translator, she has also published four volumes of co-translations from the Vietnamese and co-edited, with Kevin Prufer, Into English: Poems, Translations, Commentaries (2017), and a fifth co-translated volume, Dreaming the Mountain: Poems by Tue Sy, with Nyugen Ba Chung (2023).

Collins has won numerous awards for her work, including an Anisfield-Wolf Award, three Pushcart prizes, and fellowships from the NEA, the Bunting Institute, and the Siena Art Institute. Founder of the Creative Writing Program at the University of Massachusetts-Boston and Pauline Delaney Professor of Creative Writing at Oberlin College for ten years, she lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

  • 2020