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

Let Me Look in the White Mirror: A Letter to James Baldwin after Charlottesville
KAIROS & CRISIS By CHRISTOPHER MARTIN There is no reason for you to try to become like white people and there is no basis whatever for their impertinent assumption that they...
A conversation with Christopher Martin about the journey of writing
The author at Howard Finster's Paradise Gardens. (Image courtesy Christopher Martin.) Writing is a winding journey with twists and turns, ups and downs, periods of creativity...
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...
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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