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Marty Cain

Educational Background

University of Mississippi, MFA
Hamilton College, BA



Marty Cain studies American experimental poetry communities in rural areas, with a particular focus on Southern poetry and the transhistorical pastoral tradition. He has published an essay on Frank Stanford in Jacket2, and is the author of Kids of the Black Hole (Trembling Pillow Press, 2017), a book-length pastoral elegy.

Research Focus

  • American Poetry
  • Experimental Writing
  • Rural Literature
  • Postmodernism
  • Southern Studies


  • English