Stoddard "Chip" Martin '66

Stoddard “Chip” Martin ’66 is the author of more than a dozen interlinked novellas and, as Stoddard Martin, of five books of literary and cultural criticism as well as several anthologies.
Martin has lived largely in London since 1973. He has been a social worker, a wood merchant, a layer of irrigation pipeline, a professor of college English on US warships, a teacher of writing at Harvard, a lecturer in literature at Oxford and a professor at Warsaw University.

Martin has a degree in history from Stanford and a PhD in English from the University of London, where he retains a visiting fellowship. In the 1980s, he edited Avantgarde and Status UK magazines; his reviews and articles have appeared in The Times Literary SupplementThe San Diego UnionThe Jewish Chronicle and Quarterly Review, of which he is on the editorial board. He served for many years on the management committee of English PEN.

He is sole proprietor of the small press Starhaven, which received the Western Heritage Award for Outstanding Poetry Book of 2008 for Poems from Dry Creek by classmate John Dofflemyer.

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