A.Martinez is a poet, visual artist, mother, and community and arts organizer living in Chicago. She received her BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago's Writing Program in 2009. A.Martinez has been published in LVNG Magazine, Contratiempo, Poiesis, and will release a chapbook of poetry and drawings, Turn, in 2022. Her work explores identity, memory, spirituality, and the body. A.Martinez is a proud recipient of the 2019 3Arts Make a Wave Award, and Chicago Artist Coalition's 2021 SPARK grant.
In addition to her creative practice, A.Martinez produces community and cultural events. She most notably helps produce Chicago’s Pitchfork Music Festival and works as production and development coordinator for three time Grammy-nominated Spektral Quartet. She also curates her own independent events that center on and for mothers of color in the arts.
You can contact her at alyssa.hyde.martinez at gmail.com