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Marty Cain was raised in Marlboro, Vermont. He received a B.A. in Interdisciplinary Poetics from Hamilton College, as well as an M.F.A. in Poetry from the University of Mississippi, where he edited Yalobusha Review and hosted the Trobar Ric Reading Series. His writing has appeared (or is forthcoming) in publications such as Fence, Tarpaulin Sky, Poetry Daily, Best American Experimental Writing, and elsewhere. His first poetry book, Kids of the Black Hole, was selected by Megan Kaminski as a finalist for the Bob Kaufman Prize, and was published by Trembling Pillow Press in 2017. He is additionally the author of the nonfiction chapbook Four Essays (Tammy Chapbook Series, 2019), and a second full-length book, The Wound Is (Not) Real: A Memoir, is out from Trembling Pillow in 2020. Marty lives with his partner Kina Viola in Ithaca, New York, where they run Garden-Door Press. Presently, Marty is a fourth-year Ph.D candidate in English Language & Literature at Cornell University, and is at work on a dissertation provisionally titled Countermapping Metropolitan Geographies: Rural Poetry Community in the Contemporary U.S. He has taught college courses on creative writing, the experimental essay, American literature, Early Modern British literature, and punk music and culture, among other subjects. Marty also plays in the indie rock band Wildflwr, as well as the punk/hardcore band Joyous Shrub. He occasionally blogs at Mossy Reviews.

Emails: martymcain@gmail.com / mmc287@cornell.edu

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