Chris Martin is an Editor-at-Large for Milkweed Editions, where he curates the Multiverse series. He is a neurodivergent poet, educator, and editor whose fourth book of poems, Things to Do in Hell, was published by Coffee House Press in 2020. His first book of essays, May Tomorrow Be Awake: On Poetry, Autism, and Our Neurodiverse Future is forthcoming from HarperOne. He is the recipient of grants from the Mellon Foundation, the NEA, and the Minnesota Humanities Center. He is the co-founder and executive director of Unrestricted Interest, an organization dedicated to helping neurodivergent learners transform their lives through writing. He lives in Minneapolis, where he also teaches at Hamline University and Carleton College.
THE MULTIVERSE SERIES
Multiverse is a literary series devoted to different ways of languaging, curated by Chris Martin, a neurodivergent poet and the co-founder and executive director of Unrestricted Interest, an organization dedicated to helping neurodivergent learners transform their lives through writing. Multiverse primarily emerges from the practices and creativity of neurodivergent, autistic, neuroqueer, and disabled cultures. The hope of Multiverse is to serially surface multiple universes of underheard language that might intersect, resonate, and aggregate toward liberatory futures. In other words, each book in the Multiverse series gestures toward a correspondence–human and more-than-human–that lovingly exceeds what is normal and normative in our society, questioning and augmenting what literary culture is, has been, and can be.