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Martin Ott

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FAKE NEWS POEMS - Now Available for Preorder

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Praise for FAKE NEWS POEMS, BlazeVOX Books

“William Carlos Williams famously wrote that ‘it is difficult to get the news from poems’ but poets like Martin Ott keep proving the limits of Williams’ vision. In his wildly strange Fake News Poems, Ott chronicles the first year of the Age of Trump that a series of stranger-than-fiction poetic news stories, each of which come to speak to the wider apocalyptic rumblings of a society–and a planet–seeming to come apart at the seams. As we run toward the singularity, sex robots, edited embryos, self-driving cars, spying dolls redefine the Anthropocene, but don’t stop us from swaddling guns, or cockroaches from sneaking into brains, or woodpeckers from cracking our car mirrors. We haven’t yet seen what we’ve become. We need poets like Ott to pay attention to the way in which the future is staring us in the face, and waiting for us to wake up.”

- Philip Metres, author of Sand Opera

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Publisher Spotlight - The Normal School

Please check out California Is Sinking now online at The Normal School, a prose poem from my current poetry collection in progress. The poem is also featured in Coiled Serpent, Poets Arising from the cultural quakes and shifts of Los Angeles, Tia Chucha Press. 

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My Blog - Writeliving

Writeliving, a blog for writers, has drawn 25,000+ visitors from 100+ countries, featuring tips, writing spotlights, guest posts, and interviews with authors such as George Saunders, Ellen Bass, Robert Pinsky, Pam Houston, Campbell McGrath, Richard Garcia, C.Dale Young, Jane Smiley, Edward Hirsch, Garrett Hongo, Marge Piercy, and Stephen Dobyns. 

About the Author

altMartin Ott has published eight books of poetry and fiction. His first two poetry collections won the De Novo and Sandeen Prizes. His work has appeared in more than two hundred magazines and twenty anthologies. A former US Army interrogator and longtime resident of Los Angeles, Ott works as a communications professional and develops for TV and film in between other writing projects.