Sunday, September 30, 2012
Gregory Martin is the author of the memoir, Stories for Boys, published in Fall 2012 by Hawthorne Books. Barnes & Noble has named Stories for Boys a Discover Great New Writers selection for Holiday 2012. Martin’s first book, Mountain City (FSG/North Point Press), received a Washington State Book Award, was named a New York Times Notable Book, and is referred to by some people in Mountain City as “the book.” Martin’s work has appeared in The Sun, The Kenyon Review, Creative Nonfiction, The Writer, Witness, and elsewhere. For his teaching, Martin has received the University of New Mexico’s Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award. He is an Associate Professor of English and serves as Director of UNM’s Combined BA/MD Degree Program.
Amy Beeder is the author two books of poetry: Burn the Field and Now Make an Altar, both from Carnegie Mellon University Press. Her poems have appeared in Poetry, Ploughshares, AGNI, The Nation, Pleiades, American Letters & Commentary, and other journals. She teaches poetry at the University of New Mexico. A former human rights observer in Haiti and Suriname, and a high school teacher in West Africa, Amy Beeder balances an ear for meter with an often ominous tone, creating a musical, at times mythical, exploration of how we construct beauty and strangeness. Beeder’s honors include a 2001 “Discovery”/The Nation Award, a Bread Loaf Scholarship, and an award from the Emerging Writers Network.