Dr. Martin McGovern

Colorado, United States

Member Since: 10/11/2012

Martin McGovern earned his M.A. in Philosohy at Stanford and his Ph.D. in Creative Writing at the University of Houston. His poetry, essays and reviews have appeared in The New Republic, Poetry, Hotel Amerika and elsewhere; his book of poetry, Bad Fame, published by Able Muse Press, will appear in Winter 2014/15. Having also worked in theatre for almost 20 years, McGovern's play "Joseph K" received a 2009 Denver Post Ovations Award for Best New Work. An Associate Professor at Regis University in Denver, Martin is also Co-Director of the Regis University Mile-High Low-Res MFA in Creative Writing which will open its doors in January 2016.  


  • Bad Fame , Able Muse Press (December 15, 2014)
  • Poems in The New Republic, Poetry, Hotel Amerika and elsewhere


  • Associate Professor at Regis University College for Professional Studies (August 2009 - )
  • Co-Director at Regis University Mile-High Low-Residency MFA in Creative Writing


  • Master of Arts in Philosophy from Stanford University (May 1981)
  • Doctoral Degree in Lit/Creative Writing-Poetry from University of Houston Creative Writing Program (June 1986)

Genres of Interest

Creative nonfiction, Playwriting, Screenwriting, Poetry