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, winner of the 2010 Saturnalia Books Poetry Prize. Her poems have appeared in Poetry, New England Review, American Poetry Review, and Paris Review, among others, and in over three dozen anthologies, including American Poetry: The Next Generation and the Best American Poetry series. She is also the co-editor, with Kelli Russell Agodon, of The Daily Poet: Day-By-Day Prompts for Your Writing Practice. Martha was the recipient of Yaddo's 2017 Martha Walsh Pulver Residency. A forthcoming collection will appear from Saturnalia Books in 2019. She teaches at Bellevue College.