J. Michael Martinez
J. Michael Martinez was born and raised in Greeley, Colorado. He is a graduate of the University of Northern Colorado, and George Mason University, with an MFA in creative writing. He is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in literature at the University of Colorado at Boulder, and teaches literature and cultural studies there.
His work has appeared in New American Writing, Five Fingers Review, The Colorado Review, and Crab Orchard Review.
Heredities breaks away from four decades of inquiry into cultural identity. Martinez's exhilarating descent into the unspoken—lit by metaphysical investigations, physiological charts, and meta-translations of Hernán Cortés's accounts of his conquests—gives voice to a dismembered continental body buried long ago. This body, though flayed and fractured, rises and sings.
- Heredities, LSU Press
- Junta: Avant-Garde Latino/a Writing.