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Martha Serpas

is the author of three collections of poetry, The Diener (LSU); The Dirty Side of the Storm (Norton); and Côte Blanche (New Issues). Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, The Nation, Southwest Review, and Image: A Journal of the Arts and Religion, as well as in a number of anthologies, including the Library of America’s American Religious Poem and The Art of the Sonnet. She holds degrees in English and creative writing from Louisiana State, New York University, and the University of Houston, and a master of divinity from Yale Divinity School. A native of south Louisiana, she remains active in efforts to restore Louisiana’s wetlands. Since 2006 she has worked as a trauma chaplain at Tampa General Hospital. She teaches in the Creative Writing Program at the University of Houston (http://www.class.uh.edu/cwp).

Fogged Clarity Likes The Diener

Interview with Nadia Colburn and Anchor

Calendar 2016

Jaunary 7
102. The Dirty Coast
Modern Language Association Convention
Austin Convention Center, Room 5B
Austin, TX
3:30 pm
March 13
Poetry Now
Mountains to Sea Book Festival
Dublin, Ireland
TBA
March 14 & 15
Artist-in-Residence
Trinity College
Dublin, Ireland
TBA
April 8 & 10
Lone Star Book Festival
Panel presentation
Lone Star College
Kingswood, TX
TBA
April 15 & 16 Writer-in-Residence
McNeese State University
Lake Charles, LA
TBA
April 23 Narrative Medicine Workshop
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX
TBA

 

 

 

 

 











News

The Diener
LSU Press

NY Times
Op-Ed
"Our Life, Between Sea and Soil"

NPR Podcast
Interview

Links

Veins in the Gulf
Doc about Louisiana's disappearing wetlands

Losing Ground
Educational website about coastal erosion

Cry You One
Wetlands-based performance group