David Tomas Martinez‘s work has been published or is forthcoming in Poetry magazine, Ploughshares, Boston Review, Los Angeles Review of Books, Oxford American, Forklift, Gulf Coast, Crab Orchard Review, Drunken Boat, Spork Press, Toe Good, and many others. Martinez has been featured or written about in Poets & Writers, Publishers Weekly, NPR’s All Things Considered, Poetry, Buzzfeed, and many others. He earned his MFA at San Diego State University, and is currently a Ph.D. candidate in the University of Houston’s Creative Writing program, and is the Reviews and Interviews Editor for Gulf Coast: A Journal of Literature and Fine Arts. His debut collection of poetry, Hustle, won the New England Book Festival’s prize in poetry, the Devil’s Kitchen Reading Award, and honorable mention in the Antonio Cisneros Del Moral prize. He is the 2015 winner of the InPrint Verlaine Poetry Prize.