Dr. Martha Serpas

Texas, United States

Member Since: 08/22/2012

Martha Serpas has published three poetry collections, The Diener, The Dirty Side of the Storm, and Cote Blanche. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, The Nation, Southwest Review, and in anthologies such as The Art of the Sonnet, Bearing the Mystery: Twenty Years of Image, and American Religious Poems. Veins in the Gulf, a documentary about Louisiana’s disappearing wetlands, also features her poetry. She is on the faculty of the Creative Writing Program at the University of Houston and is a hospital trauma chaplain.

Website: www.marthaserpas.com


  • Cote Blanche , Western Michigan U P/New Issues (2002)
  • The Dirty Side of the Storm , W. W. Norton (2007)


  • Associate Professor at University of Tampa (August 1999 - May 2009)
  • Professor at University of Houston (August 2009 - )


  • Bachelor of Arts in English from Louisiana State University (December 1986)
  • Master of Arts in Creative Writing from New York University (October 1989)
  • Master of Arts in Divinity from Yale Divinity School (May 1994)
  • Doctoral Degree in Literature and Creative Writing from University of Houston (May 1998)

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