David Tomas Martinez
Martinez’s poems explore themes of masculinity and machismo. In a 2013 interview with Erika L. Sanchez for NBCLatino, Martinez stated, “You know in any good piece of art when their truth is poking through. I know those moments when I write. I think, “This is true, this hurts, and this is not ok.” I indict myself in so many poems. I think that to a certain extent, you have to be unafraid to make a fool of yourself.” His debut poetry collection is Hustle (2014). A CantoMundo Fellow, he has served as an editor for Gulf Coast and has contributed to the Voz Alta Project in Barrio Logan.
Martinez lives in Houston.
Poems By DAVID TOMAS MARTINEZ
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Us vs Them
David Tomas Martinez considers the way collective fear is constructed as well as the systems of security we create. Produced by David Schulman.