P.D. Soros Fellowship for New Americans


Emily Martin, 2010

MFA, Columbia University

Emily Martin is an immigrant from Switzerland

Fellowship awarded to support work towards an MFA in Poetry at Columbia University

Emily Charlotte Martin is an Anglo-Swiss writer, translator, and educator.

Of Martin's work as a children's book author, School Library Journal has noted, "Martin's rhythmic text and use of repetition and alliteration, coupled with graceful scenes of nature" make a soothing read aloud and Publisher's Weekly has highlighted "the contemplative tone" of her verse. Her picture book, Downpour (Sky Pony Press, 2013), was featured on WAMC Northeast Public Radio.

Martin's poetry, fiction, and translations, published under her maiden/pen name E.C. Belli, include I, Little Asylum, a short novel by Emmanuelle Guattari, which was published by Semiotext(e) as part of an exhibit for the 2014 Whitney Biennial, and a selected volume of poems by Pierre Peuchmaurd: The Nothing Bird (Oberlin College Press, 2013). She has also translated Stéphane Hessel and Corine Sombrun, among others. She is the author of the chapbook plein jeu (Accents Publishing, 2011) and an editor at Argos Books.

Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in VERSE, AGNI, Colorado Review, Guernica, Gulf Coast, The Antioch Review, and FIELD. Work in French has also been featured in Europe: revue littéraire mensuelle, PO&SIE, and Voix d'Encre (France).

For more information on her work as a children's book author, please visit emilyiswriting.com. For all the rest: ecbelli.tumblr.com.

  • MFA Poetry | Columbia University 2011
  • BA Literature and Writing | Columbia University 2007
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