The On Being Project

Chris Martin
Chris Martin

is a poet and the co-founder of Unrestricted Interest, a writing program and consultancy for autistic writers. His latest book, The Falling Down Dance, is an exploration of song, failure, love, despair, time, and fatherhood. Chris will be a visiting assistant professor at Carleton College in 2016.

An Inclination Toward Warmhearted Inclusivity: How We View and Serve the Autism Community

Autism is often depicted in limited terms, as a social deficit. A poet who works with the autistic community learns a valuable lesson about a different way of seeing through an experience with a red-tailed hawk.

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An Inclination Toward Warmhearted Inclusivity: How We View and Serve the Autism Community

Education: A Poem

A father’s poetic awe at his elemental connection with his son, and the thrill he feels in witnessing this miracle of new life.

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Education: A Poem

Deciduous Hymn

With the gift of a poem, a father marvels at the infinities embodied by his young son in this lyrical moment of parental reverence.

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Deciduous Hymn