Martial (Marcus Valerius Martialis) was a first-century Roman poet (ca. 40-104 CE). Born in Iberia (modern-day Spain), he lived and wrote in the city of Rome. His twelve books of Epigrams were published between 86 and 103 CE.
Tyler Goldman’s poems and translations have appeared or are forthcoming in Poetry Northwest, the Cortland Review, and Poets.org (Academy of American Poets). He has received scholarships and awards from the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, the Academy of American Poets, and the University of Maryland. He lives in Salt Lake City, where he is currently a doctoral student in literature and creative writing at the University of Utah.