Paul Martin’s poems have appeared in America, Boulevard, Commonweal, New Letters, Poetry East, The Southern Poetry Review. His book, Closing Distances, was published by The Backwaters Press. He has published six chapbooks, three of them prize winners: Rooms of the Living was a co-winner of the Autumn House Press Chapbook Prize, Floating on the Lehigh won the 2015 Grayson Books Chapbook Contest, and Mourning Dove won Comstock Review’s Jessie Bryce Niles Chapbook Prize. He has twice been awarded poetry fellowships from the PA Council on the Arts. He lives in Ironton, PA with his wife, Rita.