Chico Martin

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Gender MALE
Occupation Pastor
Location Vermont
Introduction I have lived in Vermont, near the Canadian border, and in southern New Mexico, near the Mexican border, for most of my adult life. For 13 years I owned and operated the Alley Beat Bookstore, in Middlebury, Vermont, which specialized in contemporary poetry and small press publications. My poetry has appeared in a k a, OASII, Puerto del Sol, Sin Fronteras, :that:, and Vox Audio. I was active in the Burlington, Vermont Poets Mimeo Cooperative for many years. More recently, I have been a member of the Transfiguration Community, an ecumenical study and Christian worship community based in NYC. I currently serve as the UMC Pastor of its Champlain Islands Parish.
Interests Art: Louise Bourgeois, Wassily Kandinsky, Paul Klee, Georgia O'Keeffe, Robert Smithson, Fairfield Porter, Milton Avery, Minor White, Malevich, William Blake; Christian Liturgics, Retablos, Cathedrals, Thomas Cranmer, Byzantium; Inklings, W.B. Yeats, Robert Duncan, Flannery O'Connor; Jazz, Krishna, and Bob Dylan.
Favorite Music Albert Ayler, John Coltrane, Bill Dixon, Charles Mingus, Roscoe Mitchell, Luigi Nono, Olivier Messiaen, Toru Takemitsu, Carl Nielsen, John Tavener, Townes Van Zandt, Rich Mullins, Michael Chorney.
Favorite Books H.D.(TRIBUTE TO FREUD), Robert Duncan (THE TRUTH & LIFE OF MYTH), Rolf Jacobsen (Poems), C.S. LEWIS (THAT HIDEOUS STRENGTH, THE GREAT DIVORCE), Haruki Murakami (1Q84), Flannery O'Connor (WISE BLOOD), Walker Percy (THE MOVIEGOER), Kathleen Raine (W.B. YEATS & THE LEARNING OF THE IMAGINATION), Tomas Transtromer (Poems), Charles Williams (ALL HALLOW'S EVE). The Bhagavad Gita, Book of Common Prayer, and Holy Bible.