Kristin Martin

Kristin Martin writes poetry and short fiction for children and adults. She is the author of a poetry collection, Paint the Sky, published by Ginninderra Press in 2016. Three of her children’s poems appear in the South Australian poetry anthology, Tadpoles in the Torrens (Wakefield Press, 2013), and many of her poems are published in magazines, including in Blast Off, Countdown and Orbit in Australia (published by the NSW Education Department’s The School Magazine) and in the Irish magazine The Caterpillar. Her poems also appear on the websites Australian Children’s Poetry ( ) and her own website, Poems For Kids ( ).

Kristin works part time as a primary school teacher where, amongst other things, she teaches poetry to students from Foundation to Year 7. She enjoys visiting other schools and adult writing groups to share her poems and to inspire others to write poetry.

Kristin lives in Adelaide in a house sort-of-near the beach with her husband, two sons, three goldfish, four turtles, five spiny leaf insects and a bearded dragon named Ash.

Published Titles

Paint the Sky, Ginninderra Press, 2016