Dawn Lundy Martin: Week 4 – February 1st from 11:30-1:00pm in Lecture Hall 1

Dawn Lundy Martin

Dawn Lundy Martin is a poet, essayist, and conceptual video artist. She is the author of three books of poems and three chapbooks, including most recently, Life in a Box is a Pretty Life (Nightboat Books 2015) and Good Stock Strange Blood (forthcoming from Coffee House Press in 2017). She is currently at work on a memoir. Her nonfiction has appeared in The New YorkerHarper’s, and other magazines.

Martin is also a co-founder of the Black Took Collective, an experimental performance art/poetry group of three, and a member of HOWDOYOUSAYYAMINAFRICAN?, a global arts collective. She has been awarded the 2015 Lambda Literary Award for Lesbian Poetry and a 2016 Investing in Professional Artists Grant from the Pittsburgh Foundation and the Heinz Endowments. Martin is Professor of English at the University of Pittsburgh and Co-director of the Center for African American Poetry and Poetics.

(photo credit: Max Freeman)





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