Bad Fame - Poems

Bad Fame

and Other Poems by Martin McGovern

Now available for Pre-Order from Able Muse Press (June 2015)

Full-length collection of original poetry, for children of all ages, from Martin McGovern now available for Pre-Order from Able Muse Press, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Foyles, and other online and offline bookstores worldwide.


martin mcgovern - writer, poet, and critic


Martin McGovern earned his MA in philosophy at Stanford University and his PhD in creative writing/literature at the University of Houston’s Creative Writing Program. His poetry, essays, and reviews have appeared in The New Republic, Poetry, Denver Quarterly, Hotel Amerika, Chicago Review, Kenyon Review, Sewanee Review, 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” earned the 2009 Denver Post Ovation Award for Best New Work. Having taught for Regis University’s College for Professional Studies since 2007 and creating its MA in Creative Writing, McGovern is also now cofounder and codirector of that university’s Mile-High Low-Residency MFA program.

Welcome to My Able Muse Blog

Dear Viewers:

I am honored and privileged to have Able Muse just print my collection of poems, Bad Fame. I feel honored and privileged as well by Ed Hirsch, Richard Howard, and David Lazar being willing to write endorsements/blurbs for the book, David Lazar also writing the Foreword.

Obviously, I would love for you to read the book. Please order when you can!

Thank you, Alex Pepple for "taking" the book, for your generosity in working with me on it, and your .  . . kind words, generosity, and wonderful spirit.


Martin (Marty) McGovern