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Douglas Arthur Martin

Associate Professor of the Practice in Creative Writing

116 Mt. Vernon Street,

Assistant Director, Creative Writing

Associate Professor of the Practice, Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Associate Professor of the Practice, English

116 Mt. Vernon Street,


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BA University of Georgia Athens
MFA The New School
PHD CUNY The Graduate Center

Douglas Arthur Martin

Author most recently of Wolf, "an anti true crime novel about abuse, patricide and Southern working class life," Douglas A. Martin is a writer and thinker whose books span fiction and nonfiction, transvering poetry and prose. They have been translated into Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, and soon Spanish. Past titles include: Once You Go Back (Lambda Award nomination in the Gay Memoir/Biography category) and Branwell (Ferro-Grumley Award finalist), as well as a book-length essay, Acker, a triptych of novellas, Your Body Figured, and a book of stories, They Change the Subject. Douglas's first novel, Outline of My Lover, was an International Book of the Year in The Times Literary Supplement and adapted in part for the multimedia ballet and live film Kammer/Kammer. This book has now been reissued in a twentieth anniversary edition. Coauthor of The Haiku Year and coeditor of Kathy Acker: The Last Interview and Other Conversations.

Born in Virginia and raised in Georgia, moved to New York City at 25 and now divides time between Brooklyn, upstate New York, and Connecticut.

Academic Affiliations

Office Hours

Fall 2022: Tuesdays 3:15-4:15 and Wednesdays 12:20-1:20 

Location: 306 Shapiro


Spring 2023
ENGL 337 - 01
Advanced Poetry Workshop

Fall 2023
ENGL 266 - 01
Body and Text

ENGL 450 - 01
Senior Seminar in CW