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Dawn Lundy Martin

Years: 1998-2001


Dawn Lundy Martin was awarded the 2006 Cave Canem Poetry Prize by Carl Phillips for her manuscript, A Gathering of Matter/A Matter of Gathering (University of Georgia Press, 2007). She is the author of The Morning Hour, selected in 2003 by C.D. Wright for the Poetry Society of America's National Chapbook Fellowship. Among her honors include two  Massachusetts Cultural Council Artists Grants for Poetry and the 2008 Academy of American Arts and Sciences Prize for Poetry. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming many journals including Jubilat, Hambone, Tuesday, Callaloo, nocturnes and Encyclopedia. An Assistant professor at the University of Pittsburgh, Dawn is a founding member of the Black Took Collective, a group of experimental black poets; co-editor of a collection of essays, The Fire This Time: Young Activists And The New Feminism (Anchor Books, 2004); and a founder of the Third Wave Foundation in New York, a national young feminist organization.