Hugh Martin is originally from Ohio and he spent six years in the Army National Guard and deployed to Iraq in 2004. He is the author of In Country (BOA Editions, 2018), The Stick Soldiers (BOA Editions, 2013), and

So, How Was The War? (Kent State UP, 2010).  He is the recipient of a Pushcart Prize, a Yaddo residency, a Wallace Stegner Fellowship from Stanford University, and a Sewanee Writers' Conference Fellowship. He was the winner of the 11th annual A. Poulin Jr. Poetry Prize from BOA Editions, Ltd., and the winner of the Jeff Sharlet Memorial Award from The Iowa Review. His work has appeared in many places including The Atlantic, Grantland, The American Poetry Review, The New Yorker, and The Sun. Martin graduated from Muskingum University and he has an MFA from Arizona State University. He was the 2014-15 Emerging Writer Lecturer at Gettysburg College and he received a Ph.D from Ohio University. He is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor at the College of the Holy Cross.