Martin Willitts Jr is a retired Librarian living in Syracuse, New York. He is a visual artist of Victorian and Chinese paper cutouts. He was nominated for 15 Pushcart and 13 Best of the Net awards. Winner of the 2014 Broadsided award; 2014 Dylan Thomas International Poetry Contest; Rattle Ekphrastic Challenge, June 2015, Editor’s Choice; Rattle Ekphrastic Challenge, Artist’s Choice, November 2016. He won a Central New York Individual Artist Award and provided “Poetry On The Bus” which had 48 poems in local buses including 20 bi-lingual poems from 7 different languages.