Charles Martin, Adjunct Faculty

Charles Martin, our Poetry Workshop instructor, is publishing his sixth book of poems this spring: Signs and Wonders from our own Johns Hopkins University Press. His other poetry collections include: Room for Error ( 1978), Passages from Friday ( 1979), Steal the Bacon ( 1987), What the Darkness Proposes (1996), and Starting from Sleep: New and Selected Poems (2002), which was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize and was a finalist for the Lenore Marshall Award. One of the most prominent translators of Latin poetry, his Metamorphoses ( 2003), a verse translation of the original work by Ovid, received the 2004 Harold Morton Landon Translation Award. He also translated the complete poems of the Roman poet Catullus. Among other honors, he received the prestigious Academy Award in Literature from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, a Bess Hokin Award from Poetry magazine, and a Pushcart Prize. The former Poet in Residence at The Cathedral of St. John the Divine, Martin has taught at Syracuse University, the West Chester Conference on Form and Narrative in Poetry, the Stonecoast MFA program, the Sewanee School of Letters, and The Writing Seminars at Hopkins.

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