Martin Pousson is an Assistant Professor of English at California State University, Northridge.
He was born and raised in Acadiana, in Louisiana bayouland. His first novel, No Place, Louisiana, was published by Riverhead Books and was a finalist for the John Gardner Fiction Book Award. His first collection of poems, Sugar, was published by Suspect Thoughts Press and was a finalist for the Lambda Literary Prize. His stories and poems have appeared in Epoch, StoryQuarterly, Cimarron Review, Icon, Transfer, Cocktail, New Orleans Review, The Louisiana Review, Verse Daily, Revisions, Intersection, Love, Bourbon Street, and Gay City Anthology. He is now at work on a collection of stories, The Nerves.
In 1999, he received a Master of Fine Arts degree from Columbia University. In 1993, as an undergraduate at Loyola University in New Orleans, he founded Out/Here, the first LGBTQQ group on campus. He has proudly protested with Queer Nation in New York and San Francisco and with the Marriage Equality movement in Los Angeles.