A former U.S. Army interrogator, Martin Ott is the author of six books of poetry and fiction, including the forthcoming books Underdays, University of Notre Dame Press and Interrogations, Fomite Press. More at

Ott's book will be published by the University of Notre Dame Press in late fall 2015 and he will read in the spring 2016 semester.

The judges for the Sandeen Prize in Poetry are Orlando Menes and Joyelle McSweeney.