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Martha Collins

October 19, Copley Square
Martha Collins has just published her tenth book of poetry, Because What Else Can I Do. Her previous volumes include Admit One: An American Scrapbook, White Papers, and the book-length poem Blue Front, as well as the paired volumes Night Unto Night and Day Unto Day. Collins has also published four volumes of co-translated Vietnamese poetry, and co-edited Into English: Poems, Translations, Commentaries. Founder of the Creative Writing Program at UMass-Boston and former professor of creative writing at Oberlin College, she currently lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.