By J. Michael Martinez
J. Michael Martinez was born and raised in Greeley, Colo. He is a graduate of the University of Northern Colorado and received an M.F.A. from George Mason University. His poems have appeared in New American Writing, Five Fingers Review, the Colorado Review and Crab Orchard Review, among others, and the anthology “Junta: Avant-Garde Latino/a Writing.” In 2009, Martinez’s collection “Heredities” was selected by Juan Felipe Herrera for the Academy of American Poets’ Walt Whitman Award, and will be published by Louisiana State University Press. He is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Literature at the University of Colorado at Boulder.