John Paul Martinez is a Filipino-Canadian poet writing out of the Midwest. He was a finalist for the 2019 Elinor Benedict Poetry Prize, 2019 Indiana Review Poetry Prize, and 2018 Black Warrior Review Poetry Contest. His poetry has been nominated for Best of the Net and appears or is forthcoming in DIALOGIST, Redivider, Nashville Review, wildness, Glass: A Journal of Poetry, and elsewhere. He holds a BA in Linguistics from the University of Wisconsin—Madison.


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