Rita Maria Martinez has been a featured author for Miami Book Fair, Orange Island Arts Foundation. the Society of the Four Arts in Palm Beach, Florida, and the Palabra Pura reading series in Chicago. Her poetry appears in Three Genres: The Writing of Fiction/Literary Nonfiction, Poetry and Drama. Martinez’s chapbook, Jane-in-the-Box, was published in 2008. Her full-length poetry collection, The Jane and Bertha in Me (Aldrich Press, 2016), celebrates Charlotte Brontë’s classic novel and the bicentenary of the author’s birth. The Jane and Bertha in Me is taught in a course titled Remaking Jane Eyre at the University of Kentucky.