Martha Silano is the author of five full-length poetry collections, including Gravity Assist (Saturnalia Books, 2019), What the Truth Tastes Like (Two Sylvias Press, 2015), Reckless Lovely (Saturnalia Books, 2014), and The Little Office of the Immaculate Conception, winner of the 2010 Saturnalia Books Poetry Prize. She also co-edited, with Kelli Russell Agodon, The Daily Poet: Day-By-Day Prompts For Your Writing Practice (Two Sylvias Press, 2013). Martha’s poems have appeared in Paris Review, Poetry, American Poetry Review, New England Review, and North American Review. Awards include the James Hearst Poetry Prize and the Robert and Adele Schiff Award in Poetry. Her work appears in many anthologies, including American Poetry: The Next Generation and The Best American Poetry series. Martha has received writing fellowships from the Millay Colony for the Arts, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, the University of Arizona Poetry Center, Playa, and Yaddo, among others. She teaches at Bellevue College.