Kristen Martin

Kristen Martin is at work on a collection of essays that explores and meditates on grief—her personal and lasting grief over the deaths of her parents; cultural representations of grief on television, in music, and in literature; and our society’s ever-morphing relationship with grief and mourning. Her personal and critical essays have been published in Literary HubCatapult MagazineReal LifeThe HairpinGuernicaThe ToastGoogle Play Editorial, and elsewhere. She has an MFA in nonfiction writing from Columbia University, and she teaches first-year writing at Columbia and Baruch College.