Rodger Martin has over forty years of experience as a journalist, editor, poet and writer and has covered every Democratic national political convention from 1974 to 2004. He currently teaches journalism at Keene State College, home of the national award-winning college newspaper The Equinox. He studied public speaking under the man who taught John F. Kennedy to speak and has taught it extensively for Mt. Wachusett Community College’s Fort Devens, Campus. Martin has published four poetry books, his latest, For All the Tea in Zhōngguό (Hobblebush Books, 2019), a collection of both his own and Chinese poets in translation, with each poem written in Mandarin and English. He has received awards from The New Hampshire state Council on the Arts and was chosen to represent the United States at the Hongzhou Prominent Figure Celebration in 2012. He is currently an editor of The Granite State Poetry Series, president of the Worcester County Poetry Association and Vice President of the Monadnock Writers Group. Mr. Martin is an adjunct faculty member at Hellenic American University, where he teaches in the MBA program.