Martine Bellen is the author of nine collections of poetry including GHOSTS! (Spuyten Duyvil); The Vulnerability of Order (Copper Canyon Press); Tales of Murasaki and Other Poems (Sun & Moon), which won the National Poetry Series Award; and the novella 2X2 (BlazeVOX [BOOKS]). Her bilingual collection, Musée Magie, has been published in Germany by Verlag Waldgut (translator, Hans Jürgen Balmes). She has written the libretto for Ovidiana, an opera based on Ovid’s Metamorphoses (composer, Matthew Greenbaum), which was performed in New York City and Philadelphia. She collaborated with David Rosenboom on Ah! Opera No-Opera, a collective work, co-composed and performed by creators from around the globe. Its world premiere was at Redcat in L.A (for more information, visit She has co-written, with Zhang Er, the libretto of Moon In The Mirror: A Monodrama—composer, Stephen Dembski—based on the Chinese legend of Chang E. She has been a recipient of the Queens Art Fund, New York Foundation for the Arts, the Fund for Poetry, and the American Academy of Poets Award, and has received a residency from the Rockefeller Foundation at the Bellagio Center. Bellen is a contributing editor of the literary journal Conjunctions.

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