Reviews | David Martin

Reviews for Little Bird with Broken Wings

“Martin’s writing is rich in personal anecdotes and sensitive reflections on human experience. More than anything else, though, he revels in the creative process itself. He verifies, time and again, the value of writing as a vital act of self-discovery, clarification, and affirmation – which must be ongoing throughout the author’s life. It is a pleasure to read these highly personal avowals of the power of written expression.” – Rachel Danford, art historian, Johns Hopkins University


bird“These editorials and other selections bring practices of writing, teaching, and reading together in thoughtful ways that will benefit students and instructors. He has a cautious wisdom to share; he is careful never to preach. We travel with him along the path, and he, like a skilled wilderness guide, points to useful and dangerous things, explaining the experiences he has had with each. We are drawn to his careful, insightful narratives, and, because we have the context of the story, we learn each lesson better.” – Dr. James Engelhardt, PhD, editor at the University of Alaska Press


“David Martin is a Living Treasure for writing. His essays – and writing life – are an inspiration to generations of writers.” – Robert E. Brooke, Professor of English, Director – Nebraska Writing Project


“Facing the Blank Page is an excellent resource for writers at all levels. I will definitely keep it in my library so that I can refer back to it in the future when I need a little inspiration. Highly recommended!” – Teri Ahlm for NetGalley