Martin Lammon’s new book of poems, The Long Road Home, is available for pre-order from November 25, 2019 to January 24, 2020, with publication by Finishing Line Press scheduled for late March 2020. Poems in the collection were first published in The Southern Review, Gettysburg Review, Atlanta Review, Poet Lore, and many other distinguished literary journals. Click here to pre-order The Long Road Home.
Advanced praise for The Long Road Home:
“Martin Lammon’s The Long Road Home evokes many different versions of home—the homes of our past lives with our fathers and grandfathers filled with plangent nostalgia, the habitats of animals so vulnerable and thrilling, the homes that poets make inside the words and worlds of other poets.” —Allison Joseph
In The Long Road Home, Martin Lammon gives us acutely observed poems that discover and clarify and question, and in the end, often achieve a kind of wisdom. His is a clean, powerful music that moves and delights us, even as we travel that sad road. What a fine collection this is. —Judson Mitcham
Martin Lammon traces a rural Ohio childhood through adult intimations of wonder and love… Lammon’s long-awaited second collection brims with candor and relentless birdsong. —Michael Waters
News from Where I Live won the eighth annual Arkansas Poetry Award and was published in 1998 by the University of Arkansas Press. Poems in the collection were first published in The Gettysburg Review, Midwest Review, Ploughshares, and many other distinguished literary journals. Pulitzer Prize poet W. S. Merwin selected poems in this collection for a Hardman/Pablo Neruda prize, published in the journal Nimrod. The book is also available on Amazon and other online booksellers.
Written in Water, Written in Stone: Twenty Years of Poets on Poetry was part of the “Poets on Poetry” series published by the University of Michigan Press. The anthology collects essays and interviews by poets whose books were selected by Donald Hall, the first general editor of series. The anthology collects prose by many of the most important poets of the late 20th Century, including Robert Creeley, James Wright, Tess Gallagher, David Ignatow, Robert Hayden, Charles Simic, Philip Levine, Anne Sexton, William Stafford, Alice Ostriker, Galway Kinnell, Maxine Kumin, and many others (including Hall’s “Poetry and Ambition”). The anthology also includes Lammon’s introductory essay, “The Second Language of Poetry,” and a foreword by David Lehman, who succeeded Hall as series editor. The book is available on Amazon and other online booksellers.
Martin Lammon is the founding editor of Arts & Letters (originally titled Arts & Letters Journal of Contemporary Culture), published by Georgia College & State University. The journal’s first issue was published in the spring of 1999; Lammon’s final issue as editor (issue 29) was published fall 2014, and includes his essay looking back at the history of the journal. Arts & Letters continues to publish and thrive under the new editorship of Laura Newbern (issue 39 is the most recent edition, published Fall 2019).