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 early 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, including American Public Media’s On Being, Buddhist Poetry Review, Loose Change, McSweeney’s, Poecology, Ruminate, Shambhala Sun, Still, Thrush , and Waccamaw. His poems are included in Stone, River, Sky and The Southern Poetry Anthology.
Chris is the editor of Flycatcher, 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 is an instructor of English at Georgia Highlands College, the creative nonfiction instructor at the Appalachian Young Writer Workshop, and a board member of the Acworth Cultural Arts Center. He holds an MA in Professional Writing from Kennesaw State University, where he was recognized as the 2013 Outstanding Graduate Student of the Year and winner of the 2014 Robert W. Hill Award in Graduate Writing.