Enjoy the online excerpt of Paul Martins’s Rooms of the Living, co-winner of the 2012 Coal Hill Review Chapbook Prize.
Paul Martin’s quiet collection of poems focus on the everyday difficulties. He discusses identity, family, food, and growth with great tenderness. Martin’s work is poignant while never sentimental and his descriptions are clear-eyed and fresh.
Martin’s poems have appeared in America, Boulevard, Commonweal, New Letters, Poetry East, The Southern Poetry Review. His book, Closing Distances, was published by The Backwaters Press.