Musically brilliant, psychologically intricate, movingly humane—Martha Collins is one of our most vital poets.
A dazzling poet whose poetry is poised at the juncture between the lyric and ethics. Those who have followed Collins’ books have long since realized that no subject is off limits for her piercing intellect.
A longtime poet of sociopolitical engagement, Martha Collins has been mining the complexities of language and syntax for wordplay, precision, and multiplicity like no other contemporary American poet I can think of.
Readers of Collins’s extensive oeuvre will recognize a richly textured poetics. Collins reminds us, as our best poets do, of the layered complexities of lived experience.