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Jena Martin is a writer and a pathologist. She finds and describes the beauty in the grotesque, a perspective that is helpful in both fields.

Jena currently lives in the Minneapolis area with her family. If she isn’t behind her computer or her microscope, she’s likely cooking, making collage art or strength training.

She is represented by Rachel Ekstrom Courage of Courage Literary.

Selected Awards and Publications


Hugo House Book Lab 2021-2022

Kenyon Writers Workshop, Summer 2023


The Poetry Report from Pathology. Write or Die Literary Magazine, April 2023

The Secrets of Hair Loss. The Bellevue Literary Review, Issue 41

Honest Affirmations for Skeptical Realists. Salon, 2018

Facing Uncertainty in Pathology Training, Doximity 2019

Don't Underestimate the Pannus, Doximity 2018


The Intima, Spring 2023


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