Chris Martin is the author of The Falling Down Dance, Becoming Weather, and American Music, chosen by C.D. Wright for the Hayden Carruth Award. He has served as writer-in-residence at the Minnesota History Center’s Gale Library and as a Bartos Fellow at United World College. In 2015 he cofounded Unrestricted Interest, a consultancy and writing program dedicated to transforming the lives of people with autism. He also teaches at The Loft Literary Center and will be a visiting assistant professor at Carleton College in 2016.