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    Martha Marinara is an Associate Professor in the English Department at the University of Central Florida where she teaches First-year Writing, Creative Writing and graduate courses in Rhetoric. She earned an MA in Creative Writing from Southern Connecticut State University and a PhD in Rhetoric and Composition from Lehigh University. Currently, Martha directs the Quality Enhancement Plan’s Office of Information Fluency, part of UCF’s reaffirmation of accreditation. For eight years previous to her life in Information Fluency, Dr. Marinara directed UCF’s First-year Writing Program.

    Dr. Marinara’s scholarship includes published articles in Feminist Theory, Queer Theory, Composition, and Writing. Her published articles have appeared in College Composition and Communication and the Journal of Basic Writing. She has published a textbook, Writing Outside the Lines (2001).

    Martha writes poetry and fiction and has published most recently in Massachusetts Review, Xavier Review, FEMSPEC, Estuary, Lesbian Fiction Quarterly, Awakenings Review, White Pelican Review, and Broken Bridge Review. Among other awards, in 2000, she won the Central Florida United Arts Award for Poetry. Her first novel, Street Angel (2006) was a finalist for Forward Magazine’s Award for the Best LGBT Novel of 2006. Dr. Marinara is also a performance poet and has performed her monologues on lesbian life and culture in Orlando, Tampa, Atlanta, New Haven, New Orleans, Baltimore, and Chicago. In Martha’s performance of “Biker Babe Blues,” she portrays a sultry femme who parodies myths of lesbian culture, telling stories about love discovered and lost.

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