Paul Laurence Dunbar: Common Ground
(b. 1933) Herbert Woodward Martin is a prize-winning poet and performer, an actor and playwright, a singer and opera librettist, a professor, and a scholar originally from Birmingham, Alabama. He began his studies at the University of Toledo. He continued them at SUNY at Buffalo, then at Middlebury College, and finished at Carnegie Mellon University. He came to the University of Dayton in the fall of 1970 and now has the rank of professor emeritus. As a professor and poet-in-residence, he taught creative writing and African American literature. In 1973, he was a distinguished visiting professor at Central Michigan University, and in 1990, he was a Fulbright Scholar in Hungary. He has devoted decades to editing and giving performances of the works of the poet and novelist Paul Laurence Dunbar. He is also the editor of four books and the author of nine volumes of poetry.
Martin, Herbert Woodward and Hailstrok, Adolphus, "Paul Laurence Dunbar: Common Ground" (2017). Dunbar Music Archive. 357.