"Marty looked as if he was seeing things that most of us would never see. And doing things we would never do. And thinking things I will never think. And saying things that we would never be able to say... I have to read them or hear them... to find out what they are."
My Flashlight Was Attacked By Bats
"Marty’s flamboyant, uninhibited, sometimes very difficult personality undoubtedly made it hard for many to experience his poetry with anything like neutral eyes. Some, for instance, could never take him seriously once they’d seen him drunk. Often, it was not a pretty sight."

Southwest Portland, 1976
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
New York Times
Marty’s Apartment
Thirteen Stories for Marcia
Marty’s Apartment
My Flashlight was Attacked by Bats
Dying in the Provinces
The Dreams of Unknown Codfish
Mark Christensen is the author of Acid Christ: Ken Kesey, LSD and the Politics of Ecstasy in which Marty Christensen appeared in a strong supporting role.