Kristen Martin

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Kristen Martin recently received an MFA in nonfiction writing from Columbia University. She is at work on a collection of essays on her parents’ lives and deaths. Her personal and critical essays have been published in LitHub, Guernica, Public Books, The Hairpin, The Toast, Saveur, The Grief Diaries, Cleaver Magazine, and elsewhere. She teaches first-year writing at Columbia and Baruch College.

Stories

Cover Photo: The Threat Within:
Harry Potter and the Cultural Baggage of Orphan Stories by Kristen Martin
The Threat Within: Harry Potter and the Cultural Baggage of Orphan Stories

“Unlike most popular orphan characters, I wasn’t too young to remember my parents.”

Jun 26, 2017
Cover Photo: from HBO's series Six Feet Under.
Don’t Cover Your Eyes

“Six Feet Under made me remember when my grief was raw.”

Sep 14, 2016