Read Michael Gerhard Martin

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Easiest if I Had a Gun

"At his best, Martin proves himself to be a master of a tightly contained form." ~ Weave Magazine

Buy Easiest if I Had a Gun

"In the Catechism I had to memorize, they go on and on about The Mystery of the Trinity, that God can be Father, Son, and Spirit and one being at the same time. I used to go up in the orchard and lay on a flat rock and think of things like that, God, the opening of blossoms, the decay of fallen fruit. I dreamed that heaven was a library, rows and rows of answers to childish questions and all the time in the world to ask them. This is the only mystery that I know: sometimes a good and beautiful person will act like a mad dog, and sometimes a mad dog will act like a good and beautiful person." - "Strange Ways", from Easiest if I Had a Gun


The Pittsburgh Anthology

"These voices are varied and quirky, some polished and professional sounding, some a little rough around the edges. But they are uniformly interesting and genuine." ~Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


Online Publications

Alone, Together in Space with Michael Gerhard Martin,” (craft essay), Bayou Magazine blog, February 3, 2015

Made Just For Ewe!” (short fiction), the museum of americana: a literary review Issue #7, January 29, 2015

Men Writing Women” (craft essay), Pank Magazine blog, January 14, 2015

The Media’s Obsession With Robin Williams’ Death Made My Own Depression Worse,” (essay), Salon.com, August 22, 2014