Original poem/text and voice by David Tomas Martinez from his debut collection of poetry, Hustle (Sarabande Books, 2014).

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Images include: Modern Times (1936) written and directed by Charlie Chaplin. Instrumental of Beyoncé's "Partition" from Beyoncé (2013).

David Tomas Martinez‘s work has been published or is forth coming in Forklift; Ohio, Poetry International, Gulf Coast, Drunken Boat, Poetry Daily, Split This Rock, RHINO, Ampersand, Caldera Review, Verse Junkies, California Journal of Poetics, Toe Good, and others. DTM has been featured or written about in Poets & Writers, Houstonia Magazine, Houston Art & Culture, Houston Chronicle, San Antonio Express News, Border Voices, Buzzfeed, and NBC Latino. He is a Ph.D. candidate in the University of Houston’s Creative Writing program, with an emphasis in Poetry. Martinez is also the Reviews and Interviews Editor for Gulf Coast: A Journal of Literature and Fine Arts, a Breadloaf and CantoMundo Fellow. His debut collection of poetry, Hustle, was released in 2014 by Sarabande Books.

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