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Geoff Martin’s place-based and environmental essays have appeared most recently in The Common, Slag Glass City, Boulevard, and Creative Nonfiction and have been nominated for two upcoming Pushcart Prizes. His audio essay on noise and stillness, “Burning Silence”, is available on The Drum. He is a CNF contributing editor at Barren Magazine and can be found at, on Twitter @gmartin9, or in San Francisco where he now lives.