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 in journals such as Fence, Tarpaulin Sky, Action Yes, Dreginald, The Pinch, Gigantic Sequins, Deluge, and elsewhere. His first 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. Marty’s current book project, The Wound Is (Not) Real, is a hybrid manuscript concerned with contamination, property lines, excess, ecstatic permeability, ruralisms, and the fragile masculinity of Robert Penn Warren. Marty lives with his partner Kina Viola in Ithaca, New York, where they run Garden-Door Press. Presently, Marty is pursuing a PhD in English Language & Literature at Cornell University; his scholarly interests include the pastoral and rural poetry communities, and he published an essay on Frank Stanford in Jacket2.