© 2019 by A.Martinez

Chicago, IL

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9/10/2019

Catch me tonight at the Hoxton for Britt Julious' new Outlines Salon Series which features art, music and literary creators from a variety of mediums exploring the outer edges of a different theme at each event.

The first edition of Outlines tonight is titled “BODY” and...

2/27/2019

In partnership with esteemed Chicago-based artist and organizer Theaster Gates, Spektral Quartet will spotlight some of the city’s most charismatic creatives in music, poetry, dance, and visual art in an environment that draws voices and traditions into dynamic convers...

2/24/2019

I'm very excited to announce that I've been invited to share some of my poems at the upcoming Joybird Music record release on Thursday, March 7th! Sharing the bill with MICHA and Glad Rags.

Joybird’s new album "Landing" is fiddler and songwriter Jess McIn...

9/29/2018

I recently got to make a cover for friend and collaborator Ben Lamar Gay's second album 500 Chains, which was released September 28th, 2018 via International Anthem.

I'm really proud of this piece.

Seven pieces of animated, dynamic & melodic, colorful quartet music that...

9/28/2018

One of my closest friends asked me to do the album art for his band, Minority Threat, which is an all-black hardcore band based in Columbus. 

This self-titled album was released September 28th, 2018. 

The image is ink, watercolor, pen, and collage on paper. about 15" x 1...

5/17/2018

I had the honor of being invited to curate an Exquisite Corpse poem for a "crawl" event put on by HOMEROOM and MAKE Literary Productions in Logan Square featuring a dozen writers, musicians, and artists with hybrid musical-literary practices.

Homeroom is an indepen...

7/1/2017

The last two years have been a whirlwind. Last you heard from me was the month before I gave birth to my son, Asher. These years have been the most rewarding and challenging years of my life, and went by in an instant. And although you're discovering so much newness ev...

6/11/2015

I am so happy and honored to have been included in Issue 16 of Chicago-based LVNG Magazine alongside some really incredible works, released today! Find my poem, "You, Warmer Than I" on page 120. Enjoy!

5/1/2015

Just finished a book commission last month. Nineteen people of my client's extended family of all ages went on a trip to Puetro Rico and each drew their own little piece while down there on the trip. She hired me to compile all the drawings in a nice little book for th...

3/31/2015

Last week, I was honored to read alongside some great poets last week in Indianapolis for the Soft River Reading Series, curated and produced by my friend and longtime writing buddy, Wendy Lee Spacek. 

Jason and I had a fantastic day in Indy - went to the Indianapolis M...

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