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.