Marty Silverthorne holds degrees from St. Andrews Presbyterian College and East Carolina University. He has published four chapbooks, Dry Skin Messiah; Pot Liquor Promises; No Welfare, No Pension Plan; and Rewinding at 40. Marty’s poetry has been published in numerous literary journals including Tar River Poetry, North Carolina Literary Review, St. Andrews Review, and Pembroke, to name a few. He has received several North Carolina Arts Regional Grants to support his work. In 1993, he received the Sam Ragan Fine Arts Award.