Martha Collins

Martha Collins’ tenth book of poetry, Because What Else Could I Do (Pittsburgh, 2019), won the Poetry Society of America’s William Carlos Williams Award. Other recent collections are Admit One: An American Scrapbook  (Pittsburgh, 2016) and the paired volumes Day Unto Day and Night Unto Night (Milkweed, 2014, 2018).


  • Lamentations

    America    more guns    more    than us
  • Because What Else Could I Do

    I alone in a restaurant
  • Once We Were

    once we were immigrants
  • Martha Collins: Up North

        Introduction for Up North Martha Collins   In the fall of 2004, I finished a book-length poem I’d…

    Issue #32 February 2014
  • white paper #46

    Obama Waffles Mix