C.L. Martinez

<Poet, Educator, Writer>


The latest full length collection of poetry by C.L. Rooster Martinez is COMING SOON. Brought to you by Write About Now Publishing, Mexican Dinosaur, looks at the changing economic demographics of his San Antonio barrio, the confusion and desire to flourish within a hyphenated American identity, and the push and pull of culture from both sides of a Mexican/American ethnicity has. The collection was edited by Ayokunle Falomo and publication is slated for October 2023. 

Mexican Dinosaur (Write About Now Publishing, Fall 2023):  
Pre-order link  HERE
Follow Write About Now Poetry on IG HERE or at writeaboutnowpoetry.com. 

<Additional Books>

As it is in Heaven (Kissing Dynamite Poetry Press, July 2020). Available to purchase: HERE.

A Saint for Lost Things (Alabrava Press, April 2020): SOLD OUT.
Follow Alabrava Press: HERE

CONTRA: TEXAS POETS SPEAK OUT is a poetry anthology of over 40+ amazing writers from West, North, East, Central and South Texas. Edited by Rooster Martinez and Chibbi Orduña, CONTRA's mission is to: a) activate people to register to vote; b) activate people to GO VOTE; and c) donate all profits from book sales to MOVE Texas.

In collaboration with Write Art Out, FlowerSong Press, and Gemini Ink, Texas poets have donated work that speaks to these times we're living in, the fears people are facing, the just activism being fought in the streets, the importance of representation, a commitment to a pro-democracy nation, and hope for the future.

To order from Flowersong Press, click: HERE

& THE WORLD KEPT SPINNING (Oct 2021) is a PDF poetry chapbook of poems written during and in the aftermath of quarantine (2020/2021). The chapbook contains nineteen poems and is an interactive text with subtle hyperlinks to additional features such as songs, readings, news articles, and more. 

The chapbook is free to download: HERE

Edited by Chibbi Orduña.