Christopher Martin

Author | Teacher | Editor

Christopher Martin is author of This Gladdening Light: An Ecology of Fatherhood and Faith,
which won the Will D. Campbell Award in Creative Nonfiction.

Portfolio

This Gladdening Light | Memoir
Winner of the Will D. Campbell Award in Creative Nonfiction “An honest, gritty, and transcendent book.” ~Janisse Ray, author of Ecology of a Cracker Childhood “It is...
Of War and the Red-tailed Hawk | Essay
The story of the red-tailed hawk roils with my blood, fused with the dirt at Kennesaw Mountain. Kennesaw rises in the suburbs northwest of Atlanta, an isolated ridge-monandock,...
Jesus Year | Poem
I would've never believed that this age, here and now, I'd be sitting in this rust-stained tub, soaking in vinegar to relieve chigger bites speckling my legs, wounds amassed the...
Welcome to Our University! | Satire
Dear Class of 2020 Student, Congratulations on your acceptance to our prestigious university! We're delighted you chose us, and we couldn't be more thrilled that you'll be part...
At Paradise Garden | Poem
At Paradise Garden For this world is not our lasting home; we seek a home that is to come. -Hebrews 13:14 Allatoona Range to Ridge and Valley, Etowah River to...
Athens Band REM Reunites to Take Over for Mark Richt as UGA Head Coach | Satire
ATHENS, GA - R.E.M. is getting back together, but not in the way fans might have expected or even wanted. Amid scrutiny and second guessing over the resignation and suspected...
Reckoning These Ruins: White Silence, White Structure, and Regard for Black Lives | Blog
By CHRISTOPHER MARTIN Contributing Editor Thomas Merton defined kairos as "the time of urgent and providential decision," a time that involves the risk of crisis. This sense of...
Go to the Ground | Interview
[Poecology] One of the things I admire about your voice is the caring fearlessness with which you balance a critique of contemporary American culture with a religious respect...
American Bestiary | Multimedia Essay
These photographs, along with some written fragments not included here, are part of a series I began roughly three years ago about the Yellow River Game Ranch – a privately...
Walking Around Shining | Blog
By CHRISTOPHER MARTIN Contributing Editor Thomas Merton defined kairos as "the time of urgent and providential decision," a time that involves the risk of crisis. This sense of...

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