Bard Faculty

Dawn Lundy Martin

Distinguished Writer in Residence

Primary Academic Program: Written Arts


BA, University of Connecticut; MA, San Francisco State University; PhD, University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Dawn Lundy Martin is a poet, essayist, and activist whose published collections include Discipline; A Gathering of Matter/A Matter of Gathering, winner of the Cave Canem Poetry Prize; Life in a Box Is a Pretty Life, winner of a Lambda Literary Award; and Good Stock Strange Blood. She is also coeditor, with Vivien Labaton, of The Fire This Time: Young Activists and the New Feminism. She is the recipient of two poetry grants from the Massachusetts Cultural Council as well as the 2008 American Academy of Arts and Sciences May Sarton Prize for Poetry. Martin is cofounder of the Third Wave Foundation, a New York–based grant-making organization that focuses on social justice activism; and a founding member of the Black Took Collective, an experimental poetry and performance group. She is a professor and director of the Center for African American Poetry and Poetics at the University of Pittsburgh.
At Bard: Spring 2018.