Brazos Zoom Book Launch

September 22  7 PM

Double Effect

Winner of the 2020 L.E. Philabaum Poetry Award from LSU Press

BIOGRAPHY

Martha Serpas

is the author of four collections of poetry, Double Effect (LSU); 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, Poetry, Southern Review, 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 (Harvard). 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 co-produced Veins in the Gulf, a documentary about efforts to save Louisiana's disappearing wetlands. With Michele Burgess, she has collaborated on three artists’ books, The DienerGhost Trees, and Reliquary. 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.

Fogged Clarity Likes The Diener

LSU Press

Interview with Nadia Colbern

Anchor

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Double Effect

LSU Press, 2020

Framed by Aquinas’s Doctrine of Double Effect, these poems consider the sometimes inextricable nature of good and evil, new life and loss, within the Cajun language, culture, and landscape of the imperiled Louisiana coast. Maternal deprivation, mania, and environmental destruction exemplify the saving possibilities of paradox.

News

Double Effect

2020

LSU Press

 

The Diener 
LSU Press

 

NY Times Op-Ed

"Stop Calling Washington

a Swamp"


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

NPR Podcast
Interview

Links

Brighton Press

Collaborations with Michele Burgess

En/Gulf: Ecopoetics 
at Brazos Bookstore

 

Veins in the Gulf
Documentary
about Louisiana's
disappearing wetlands

 

Losing Ground
Educational website
about coastal erosion

 

2019-2020

Calendar

2020

 

SEPTEMBER 22

DOUBLE EFFECT Zoom Launch

Brazos Bookstore 

7:00 pm

Click to Register!

COVID CANCELED

OCTOBER 31

LA Poet Laureate

Presents/Featured Reader

LA Book Festival

Baton Rouge, LA


 

2019

JANUARY 25

Texas Campaign for the Environment

Mongoose Versus Cobra

7:30 pm

FEBRUARY 21

Post-Harvey Talk

Rice Humanities Research Center

5 pm

MARCH 18

Dirty Side of the Storm

Reading with Paul Otremba

James Turrell Sky Space

5 PM

MARCH 26

Lone Star--Cy Fair

Open Dialogue

Reading

7 pm

MAY 27-JUNE 1

Unamuno Authors Series

Madrid

 

OCTOBER 8

Reading

Vanderbilt University

NOVEMBER 2

Walt Whitman 200th

LA Book Festival

State Capital

Baton Rouge, LA

2:15 pm

NOVEMBER 13

Poetry and Prose

Ecopoetics

University of Houston

5:30 pm

PAUL PICKERING, Fogged Clarity

“Her poems present
a consciousness struggling to make meaning
from the chaotic and overwhelming flux
of day-to-day experience –
both the mundane and the momentous.”

@2020 by Martha Serpas