“i am seeking / the crucial region of the soul where response is pitted against intimately / implicated anteriors”
Hustle, Martinez’s debut collection released this year by Sarabande Books, has already received wide acclaim, winning honorable mention for the 2014 Alfredo Cisneros Del Moral Literature Award.
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“And it’s true
I spent my whole life in fear of sharing my mind
but with a longing for it to be taken.”