Martha Carlson-Bradley is the author of three collections of poetry: her full-length book,
Season We Can't Resist, was published in June 2007 by WordTech Editions, and her two chapbooks, Beast at the Hearth (2005) and Nest Full of Cries (2000), were published by Adastra Press. 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, both an individual artist fellowship and an artist entrepreneurial grant 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.

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.