Sharon Suzuki Martinez
Piper Writers Studio Instructor 2017
About Sharon Suzuki Martinez
Sharon Suzuki-Martinez’s first book of poetry, The Way of All Flux, won the 2010 New Rivers Press Poetry Prize. She has received Pushcart and Best of the Web nominations, was awarded fellowships to the Anderson Center at Tower View and Kundiman, grants from the Arizona Commission on the Arts, and a scholarship to The Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown. Her recent poems have appeared in Gargoyle, Duende, Dusie, Rise Up Review, Quarterday Review, Clockhouse, and Algebra of Owls. She previously taught a stand-up poetry class for the Piper Center. Originally from Hawaii, she earned a PhD in English from the University of Arizona, and now lives with her husband David in Tempe.