Christopher Martin is author of This Gladdening Light: An Ecology of Fatherhood and Faith, which won the 2015 Will D. Campbell Award in Creative Nonfiction and will be published by Mercer University Press in July 2017. He is also author of the poetry collections Marcescence, Everything Turns Away, and A Conference of Birds. Chris's work has appeared in publications across the country.
Chris is a contributing editor at New Southerner and winner of the 2014 George Scarbrough Award for Poetry. He is available for readings and workshops, and offers editing services through Allatoona Creative. He teaches English at Kennesaw State University, creative nonfiction at the Appalachian Young Writer Workshop, and serves on the board of the Acworth Cultural Arts Center, where he founded and hosts the SHORE reading series.