Pre College Academy

Author, Visiting Lecturer in Humanities

Martine Bellen (MFA, Brown University) is the author of nine books, including WABAC MACHINE (Furniture Press Books); GHOSTS! (Spuyten Duyvil); THE VULNERABILITY OF ORDER (Copper Canyon Press); and TALES OF MURASAKI AND OTHER POEMS (Sun & Moon Press), which won the National Poetry Series; and the novella 2X(SQUARED). A bilingual collection of her poetry has been published in Germany by Verlag im Waldgut (translator, Hans Jürgen Balmes). She has written the libretto for OVIDIANA, an opera based on Ovid’s METAMORPHOSES (composer, Matthew Greenbaum) and has collaborated with David Rosenboom on AH! OPERA NO-OPERA, which had its world premiere at REDCAT in L.A (for more information, visit

Ms. Bellen’s poetry has appeared in numerous anthologies, including SAINTS OF HYSTERIA: A HALF CENTURY OF COLLABORATIVE POETRY (Soft Skull Press), THE CONVERGENCE OF BIRDS: WRITING INSPIRED BY JOSEPH CORNELL (DAP) and THIS ART (Copper Canyon Press). She has been a recipient of the New York Foundation for the Arts fellowship, the Fund for Poetry grant, and the American Academy of Poets Award. Bellen is a contributing editor of the literary journal CONJUNCTIONS and has worked as an editor at Henry Holt and Company and Carroll & Graf Publishers. Since 2001, she has been an independent book editor. Bellen has taught in numerous colleges and universities, including Wesleyan University, the Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts at Bard College, the New School, and the Evergreen State College. For more about her, please visit

Martine Bellen