Christopher Martin is author of the poetry collection Firmament (Wandering Aengus Press, 2023), for which he received the Wandering Aengus Book Award, and the essay collection This Gladdening Light (Mercer UP, 2017), for which he received the Georgia Author of the Year Award in Memoir and the Will D. Campbell Award in Creative Nonfiction. He is a writer-in-residence for Georgia Writers and his poems and essays have been published in various journals and anthologies. He’s also the author of three poetry chapbooks: Everything Turns Away (La Vita Poetica Press), Marcescence (co-authored with David King, Finishing Line Press), and A Conference of Birds (New Native Press). Born in Decatur, raised in Gwinnett County with a formative time spent in Newton and Jasper Counties, Martin has lived in Cobb County—moving back and forth between Kennesaw, Smyrna, and Acworth—since 1996. He considers the environs of Kennesaw Mountain, from the Chattahoochee River in the southwest to the Allatoona Range and Etowah Mounds in the north, as his spiritual topography and true country. An Owl and a soon-to-be Bobcat, Martin is an alum of the MA in Professional Writing Program at Kennesaw State and will soon be attending the MFA in Creative Writing Program at Georgia College.
Poem in the Parks: “Antidote to Narcissus”
For more information about Chris’s work, visit www.chrbrmartin.com.