Martina Reisz Newberry’s most recent book, Running Like a Woman with Her Hair on Fire: Collected Poems (2005), is available through Red Hen Press.
Newberry is the winner of i.e. magazine’s Editor’s Choice Poetry Chapbook Prize for 1998 for An Apparent, Approachable Light (Astra Press 1998).
She is the author of Lima Beans and City Chicken: Memories of an Open Hearth, a memoir of her father, published by E.P. Dutton and Co. in 1989. She is also the author of The Star Jasmine: An Adult Fable, a novel purchased by E.P. Dutton & Co. in 1991 .
She has written four novels and several books of poetry, has been included in Ascent Aspirations’s first anthology, and has been widely published in literary magazines such as 5 AM, Amelia, Ascent Aspirations, Atom Mind, Bellingham Review, Black Buzzard Review, Cape Rock, Caprice, Catalyst, Connecticut Poetry Review, Context South, Current Accounts, Descant, Haight Ashbury Literary Journal, Hob Nob, i.e., Innisfree, International Poetry Review, Iota, Iowa Woman, The Ledge, My Legacy, New Laurel Review, Passages North, Pedestal Magazine, Piedmont Literary Review, Snake Nation Review, Sonoma Mandala, Sonora Review, Rectangle, Southern Review of Poetry, Touchstone, Visions International, Willow Review, Women’s Work, Yet Another Small Magazine, and many others.
Newberry lives in Los Angeles, California, with her husband Brian and their benevolent dictator and cat, Gato.