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Martha Collins

Cambridge, MA
Martha Collins’s eleventh volume of poetry, Casualty Reports, was published by Pittsburgh in fall 2022, and her fifth collection of co-translated Vietnamese poetry will be published by Milkweed in May 2023. Her tenth poetry book, Because What Else Could I Do (Pittsburgh, 2019), won the Poetry Society of America’s William Carlos Williams Award; earlier books, which have won several awards, include three focusing on race and racism (Admit One: An American Scrapbook, White Papers, Blue Front). Collins founded the U.Mass. Boston creative writing program and later taught at Oberlin College. She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Her website is marthacollinspoet.com