Martha Carlson-Bradley is the author of several collections of poetry: Sea Called Fruitfulness (WordTech Editions, 2013), If I Take You Here (Adastra Press, 2011), Season We Can't Resist (WordTech Editions, 2007), Beast at the Hearth (Adastra Press, 2005), and Nest Full of Cries (Adastra Press, 2000). Her poems have been published in many literary magazines, including New England Review, Marlboro Review, Carolina Quarterly, Beloit Poetry Journal, and Zone 3, and in anthologies, such as The Poets' Grimm (Story Line Press, 2003). She has also published interviews with writers, book reviews, and articles about arts and humanities events. Her awards include the Robert and Charlotte Baron Fellowship from the American Antiquarian Society, an Individual Artist Fellowship from the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts, a grant-in-aid from the St. Botolph Club Foundation, and the Gretchen Warren Award from the New England Poetry Club. Carlson-Bradley also has extensive teaching experience and has taught in the MA in Professional Writing program at New England College. She also leads the NHWP Book Club for Poets discussions, which she writes about at Your Own Small Craft. She has a PhD in English from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, an MFA in Creative Writing from Warren Wilson College, and a BA in English from Salem State College.

Carlson-Bradley grew up in Massachusetts, lived in the South for ten years, and now lives with her family in New Hampshire, at the edge of a state forest. She works as a
freelance editor and is also available to teach at workshops and writers' conferences. See also "Services for Writers."

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