MARTINEZ, Victor. American, b. 1954. Genres: Poetry, Novels. Career: Poet and novelist. Worked as a field laborer, welder, truck driver, firefighter, teacher, and office clerk. Publications: Caring for a House, 1992; (with J.A. Diaz) A la Conquista del Corazon, 1993; Parrot in the Oven: Mi Vida, 1996. Contributor to periodicals and journals. Address: c/o HarperCollins, 10 East 53rd St, Authors Mail 7th Floor, New York, NY 10022, U.S.A.