Eduardo "Echo" Martinez

Eduardo "Echo" Martinez

Eduardo "Echo" Martinez

Eduardo "Echo" Martinez's views come from a cell with no windows. There is no bandana wrapped around his pen, only lyrical expression of oppression. His words are a sick pen’s penicillin, a cuff key to a prisoner’s dreams; Molotov in the ink. It is knowledge. It is overstanding. It is tasting the ingredients in everything you’ve been force fed. Echo is a native Floridian who has been published in Cuban counterpoints, Scaliwag, The Don’t Shake the Spoon Vol. I & II: A literary Journal, Miami Herald, BeKindr Anthology, and PBS New York. Also heard online at PBS, NPR, CBS, Pen America: Break Out Series, and in 2019 became Florida’s first Prison Poet Laureate. His words are a reminder that we all have voices. We all can be heard, even if we have to scream.