“I’m grateful to have lived in a number of fascinating places. My writing is shaped by my experiences in other cultures.”
Marta Knobloch is a poet and author. She has written five collections of poetry, four of them award-winning. Her work has appeared in numerous literary magazines and anthologies in the United States, Australia, India, Ireland, Italy and England. Marta has traveled extensively throughout her life, lived abroad, and currently makes her home in Far West Texas.
In 2003, she was Visiting Poet at the Fondazione II Fiore in Florence, Italy. Among other awards, she was the first international winner of Ferrara’s Premio Donna in 1995 for her bi-lingual collection of poetry The Room of Months / La stanza dei mesi, Book Editore, Bologna, Italy. Her bi-lingual play La Virago was read by students of the Theater Department of the University of Rome at a meeting in 2001 of Il Circolo della Quercia, the oldest literary organization in Rome.
Marta has served in a variety of editing positions for various publications in the fields of poetry and art. She has done extensive poetry readings and workshop presentations. Marta was a writing instructor for The Writer’s Center in Bethesda, Maryland.
She is a member of the National League of American Pen Women, Writer’s League of Texas, Mountain & Plains Independent Booksellers Association, El Paso Writers League, and Texas Mountain Trail Writers. Marta is listed in The Directory of American Poets and Fiction Writers published by Poets and Writers magazine.