The Archivist- Second Blurb

PRAISE for THE ARCHIVIST ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Cooley is an accomplished stylist…and a subtle chronicler of the inner life. She has given us something valuable and rare—a thoughtful and well-written first novel, suffused with intellectual and moral...

Short Fiction

  MARTHA is one of the recipients of the 2017 O. Henry Prize for her short story “Mercedes Benz.” This year’s volume of the O. Henry Prize Stories can be seen here with additional information about the prize and its recipients.   Martha’s short fiction...

Reviews for Thirthy-Three Swoons

PRAISE for THIRTY-THREE SWOONS ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [A] novel of deceptive starts and shifting identities. Frances Taliaferro, Wall Street Journal ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ This is a book of sudden unleashings, resonant with wisdom and passion, whose...

Translator-2

Martha translates both prose and poetry from Italian. She works with a co-translator—her husband, Antonio Romani. Her co-translations of poems by Giampiero Neri have appeared in such journals as West Branch, PEN America, Atlanta Review, AGNI, and A Public Space. Her...

Essayist-1

MARTHA writes essays on a wide range of topics—from the personal to the literary, from Italy to Moscow to Berlin. Her nonfiction has appeared in such journals as The Writer’s Chronicle, The Southampton Review, and AGNI. An essay on tinnitus, “What I Hear,” is in the...