Nick Martino is a poet and teacher in LA. His work is published or forthcoming from The Southern Review, Narrative, Los Angeles Review, The Seventh Wave, and Washington Square Review, among others. Nick is the recipient of the 2023 Excellence in Poetry Prize from the University of California, Irvine and was a finalist for the 2023 Fugue poetry contest. A 2023 Best New Poets nominee, he is an alumnus of Sewanee Writers Conference and Community of Writers. He reads for Split Lip Magazine.