Martina Reisz Newberry is the author of 6 books of poetry. Her most recent book is BLUES FOR FRENCH ROAST WITH CHICORY, available from Deerbrook Editions. She is the author of NEVER COMPLETELY AWAKE(from Deerbrook Editions), WHERE IT GOES (Deerbrook Editions)
LEARNING BY ROTE (Deerbrook Editions) and RUNNING LIKE A WOMAN WITH HER HAIR ON FIRE: Collected Poems (Red Hen Press). All books are available from this website’s “Bookshoppe.”
Newberry has been included in As It Ought to Be, Big Windows, Courtship of Winds, The Cenacle, Cog, Futures Trading, Cape Rock, Burning Word Literary Journal and many other literary magazines in the U.S. and abroad. Her work is included in the anthologies Marin Poetry Center Anthology, Moontide Press Horror Anthology, A Decade of Sundays: L.A.’s Second Sunday Poetry Series-The First Ten Years, In The Company Of Women, Blessed Are These Hands, Cultural Weekly, and Veils, Halos & Shackles: International Poetry on the Oppression and Empowerment of Women.
She has been awarded residencies at Yaddo Colony for the Arts, Djerassi Colony for the Arts, and Anderson Center for Disciplinary Arts.
Newberry was born in Upland, California, daughter of a steel worker, storyteller father and and an extremely talented, artistic mother. Passionate in her love for Los Angeles, Martina currently lives there with her husband, Brian, a Media Creative.