The Kettle

J. Michael Martinez is the author of four collections of poetry, including Heredities, which received the Walt Whitman Award from the Academy of American Poets, and Museum of the Americas, which was a winner of the National Poetry Series Competition and long-listed for the 2018 National Book Award in Poetry. His latest work is Tarta Americana, a finalist for the California Book Award.

He is an assistant professor in the Department of English and Comparative Literature at San Jose State University. His writings are anthologized in Ahsahta Press' "The Arcadia Project: North American Postmodern Pastoral," Rescue Press' "The New Census: 40 American Poets," and Counterpath Press' "Angels of the Americlypse: New Latin@ Writing."

J. Michael has read, lectured, or taught at universities and organizations nationwide, including The Folger Shakespeare Library, The Recovering the U.S. Hispanic Literary Heritage Conference, The Community of Writers at Squaw Valley, Naropa University, The University of Colorado at Boulder, The Association of Writers and Writing Programs, The Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center, The Tuscon Festival of Books, Canto Mundo, George Mason University and more.


Contact J. Michael to read his work, teach workshops on creative writing and video game creation, and lecture on topics ranging from race to contemporary poetics and aesthetics....