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AMELIA MARTENS
(2007 Graduate)
Amelia Martens received an MFA from Indiana University in 2007 and is an adjunct instructor at West Kentucky Community & Technical College where she helps to edit Exit 7: A Journal of Literature and Art. She was awarded an Emerging Artist Grant from the Kentucky Arts Council in 2010, and has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Recently, her poems have appeared in Bellingham Review, The Chattahoochee Review, Whiskey Island, and Willow Springs. Her first poetry chapbook, Purgatory, won the Spring 2010 Black River Chapbook competition and was published by Black Lawrence Press in 2012. Floating Wolf Quarterly published her next chapbook, Clatter, online in 2013. Her third poetry chapbook, A Series of Faults, is forthcoming from Finishing Line Press in 2014. She is married to the poet Britton Shurley; their collaborative projects include two daughters. Please visit: www.ameliamartens.com