I honestly see our new American Vallejo in Martha Silano, one to offer us both hope and outrage against this new bloody century.
--Sean Thomas Dougherty
Martha Silano is the author of four collections of poetry, including Reckless Lovely and The Little Office of the Immaculate Conception, chosen by Campbell McGrath as the winner of the 2010 Saturnalia Books Poetry Prize. Her poems have appeared in Poetry, New England Review, American Poetry Review, Kenyon Review Online, and in over three dozen anthologies, including American Poetry: The Next Generation and Best American Poetry 2009. She is also the co-editor, with Kelli Russell Agodon, of The Daily Poet: Day-By-Day Prompts for Your Writing Practice. Martha's poem "Ode to Frida Kahlo's Eyebrows" received the 2014 James Hearst Poetry Prize, chosen by Mary Swander. She serves as poetry editor at Crab Creek Review, a Seattle-based literary journal founded in 1983, and teaches at Bellevue College.