Christopher “Rooster” Martinez is a writer and spoken word poet from San Antonio, TX. He earned an MA/MFA in the Creative Writing, Literature & Social Justice at Our Lady of the Lake University.
Christopher co-founder of the Blah Poetry Spot, a local poetry open mic and community organization. His work has appeared in such places as the Button Poetry, The Huffington Post Latino Voices, Pittsburgh
Poetry Review, Acentos Review, and self-published chapbooks.
Sometimes the role of poetry is to help us name grief, injustice, dismemberment, so that we can participate in honoring our fullest selves, the resistance work of collective repair. Two poems do not shy away from naming violences quiet and grand.