Martin McGovern earned his MA in Philosophy at Stanford and his PhD in creative writing/literature at the esteemed Creative Writing Program at the University of Houston. His poetry, essays and reviews have appeared in The New Republic, Poetry, Denver Quarterly, and the Chicago, Kenyon, and Sewanee Reviews, and elsewhere. He cofounded The Urban Theater Company in Houston and was Associate Artistic Director of Ad Hoc Theater and Artistic Director of Tir Na nOg: An Irish Theater in Denver. His play “Joseph K” received the 2009 Denver Post Ovation Award for Best New Work. His collection of poems, Bad Fame, was a finalist for the 2015 Colorado Books Awards. Having taught at Regis’s College for Professional Studies and College for Contemporary Liberal Studies since 2007 and founding its MA creative writing and lit program, Marty is also now cofounder and codirector of Regis’s Mile-High MFA in Creative Writing. His greatest delight in teaching is the moment when a student not only writes a wonderful line (or poem, story, play) BUT SHE KNOWS she has written a wonderful line or poem, story, or play.