PABLO MIGUEL MARTÍNEZ’s poems have appeared in numerous publications, including Americas Review, Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review, BorderSenses, Comstock Review, effing magazine, Harpur Palate, Gay and Lesbian Review, Inkwell, La Voz de Esperanza, Lodestar Quarterly (online) New Millennium Writings, North American Review, QP: queer poetry (online) and the San Antonio Express-News. His prose has been published in El Aviso (NALAC), and in the San Antonio Current, where he was a frequent contributor, as well as in the El Paso Times and in La Voz de Esperanza. His poetry has been anthologized in Best Gay Poetry 2008 (A Midsummer Night’s Press), Poetic Voices without Borders 2 (Gival Press, 2009), Queer Codex: Chile Love (Evelyn Street Press/allgo, 2004), and Warriors and Outlaws (Kokopelli Publications/Dallas Poets Community, 2003). His work also appears in the forthcoming anthology, This Assignment Is So Gay (Sibling Rivalry Press, 2013). In 2009 he received the Robert L.B. Tobin Award for Artistic Excellence; in 2007 he received the Oscar Wilde Award. Pablo was awarded the prestigious Chicano/Latino Literary Prize in 2005. His literary work has also received support from the Artist Foundation of San Antonio and the Alfredo Cisneros Del Moral Foundation.
Pablo has read his work at numerous venues, including the University of Texas at Austin; Austin International Poetry Festival; McKinney Ave. Contemporary Art Center (Dallas); Katherine Anne Porter House (Kyle, TX); Painted Bride Art Center (Philadelphia); Poetry at Round Top. In San Antonio, he has read his work at Bihl Haus Gallery, Esperanza Peace and Justice Center, Gemini Ink, Our Lady of the Lake University’s Poetry Festival, San Antonio Poetry Festival, San Antonio Public Library, Southwest School of Art, and Trinity University.
Pablo has taught English at Our Lady of the Lake University (San Antonio) and at Lone Star College (Houston). He holds an MFA degree in Creative Writing from Texas State University-San Marcos.
In addition to being a Founding Member of CantoMundo, a national retreat-workshop for Latina/o poets, Pablo has also participated in Sandra Cisneros’ Macondo Writers’ Workshop.
Currently Pablo lives in Louisville, Kentucky, with his life-partner, Henry Cantú..
Photo: Amada Chávez Núñez