Charles Martin is a poet and translator. His verse translation of the Metamorphoses of Ovid was published in 2003 and received the Harold Morton Landon Award from the Academy of American Poets for 2004. His most recent book of poems, Starting from Sleep: New and Selected Poems, published in July 2002, was a finalist for the Lenore Marshall Award of the Academy of American Poets. In 2005, he received an Award for Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He teaches at Syracuse University.