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J. Michael Martinez, poet 

PN 16-17 “Rosary (Prayer One)” by J. Michael Martinez

From: The WFMT Radio Network
Series: PoetryNow with the Poetry Foundation
Length: 04:00

J. Michael Martinez writes of love and the body through the language of the natural world.

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J. Michael Martinez
 
J. Michael Martinez was born in Greeley, Colorado. He earned his BA from the University of Northern Colorado and his MFA from George Mason University. His first collection of poetry, Heredities (2010), received a Walt Whitman Award from the Academy of American Poets. Judge Juan Felipe Herrera chose the book for its “exhilarating descent into the unspoken” and noted, “[Martinez] gives voice to a dismembered continental body buried long ago.” Martinez is also the author of the chapbooks Pinned to a Quail’s Wings (2006), The Care With Which There Is (2007), and And also a Fountain (2008), with James Belflower and Anne Heide. The Autumn Orchard, an opera for which he wrote the libretto, was performed by Colorado University’s New Opera Workshop.
 
Cofounder and coeditor of Breach Press, Martinez is currently pursuing a PhD in literature at the University of Colorado-Boulder.
 
In April 2014, J. Michael Martinez was a featured writer for Harriet.
 

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J. Michael Martinez
 
J. Michael Martinez was born in Greeley, Colorado. He earned his BA from the University of Northern Colorado and his MFA from George Mason University. His first collection of poetry, Heredities (2010), received a Walt Whitman Award from the Academy of American Poets. Judge Juan Felipe Herrera chose the book for its “exhilarating descent into the unspoken” and noted, “[Martinez] gives voice to a dismembered continental body buried long ago.” Martinez is also the author of the chapbooks Pinned to a Quail’s Wings (2006), The Care With Which There Is (2007), and And also a Fountain (2008), with James Belflower and Anne Heide. The Autumn Orchard, an opera for which he wrote the libretto, was performed by Colorado University’s New Opera Workshop.
 
Cofounder and coeditor of Breach Press, Martinez is currently pursuing a PhD in literature at the University of Colorado-Boulder.
 
In April 2014, J. Michael Martinez was a featured writer for Harriet.
 
Bio: http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems-and-poets/poets/detail/j-michael-martinez 

Timing and Cues

TITLE OF SERIES: PoetryNow

Producer: Katie Klocksin

PIECE DETAILS:

Poet Name J. Michael Martinez
Poem Title Rosary Prayer One
Total Time 04:00
In Cue “I’m J. Michael Martinez and this is PoetryNow…”
Out Cue “…poetryfoundation.org/poetrynow.” + 4.5 seconds of music

MUSIC OR SOUND EFFECTS CREDITS (if any, including excerpts):

Composer /Creator: Franz Schubert
Title: Joplin’s Solace – Schubert – Ave Maria (Piano Solo)
Performer(s): N/A
Length of piece/excerpt/track: Unclean Excerpts :56 + :40
Source: Pond5
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Poetry Foundation

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