Hugh Martin is originally from northeast Ohio and he spent six years in the Army National Guard and deployed to Iraq in 2004. He is the author of So, How Was The War? (Kent State UP, 2010), The Stick Soldiers (BOA Editions, 2013), and In Country (BOA Editions, 2018). 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 Kenyon Review, 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 now teaches at Ohio University where he's completing a Ph.D.