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April 3, 2015: The Houston Chronicle Likes The Diener!

Martha Serpas

is the author of three collections of poetry, The Diener (LSU); The Dirty Side of the Storm (W.W. 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 Poems, The Art of the Sonnet, and Bearing the Mystery: Twenty Years of Image. 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).

Calendar 2015

April 4 Public Poetry
Clayton Library, 5300 Caroline
Houston, TX
2:00 pm
April 10 AWP, LSU Press Booth, Minneapolis, MN
Book Signing
2:00 pm
April 23 Kaboom Books, Houston, TX
with Audrey Colombe
7:30 pm
June 22 & 23 Ecopoetics: Writing the Poem in Nature
Sitka Center for Art and Ecology

Otis, OR
October 16
& 17
Auburn Writers Conference
Auburn, AL
October 21
& 23
Yale Dvinity School Convocation
New Haven, CT

 

 

 

 

 











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