Dr. Chrissy Martin

Assistant Professor of English

Chrissy Martin is an Assistant Professor of English at Centenary College of Louisiana. She received a PhD in poetry from Oklahoma State and an MFA in Poetry from Columbia College Chicago. Her undergraduate degree in English is from The University of Akron. She is the Poetry Editor and a founding editor for Arcturus. She has edited for journals such as Columbia Poetry Review and RHINO Poetry. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Harpur Palate, Cherry Tree, Crab Creek Review, and Carve Magazine.

Email: cmartin1@centenary.edu
Office Location: Jackson Hall, 310
Office Phone: 318.869.5249
Office Hours for Spring 2024: Mon/Wed 11:00-12:00 pm, Tues 1:00-2:00 pm, and by appointment


  • Ph.D., English, Oklahoma State University, 2022
  • M.F.A., Poetry, Columbia College Chicago, 2017 
  • B.A., English, The University of Akron, 2015

Teaching and Research Interests

  • Poetry Writing
  • Disability Studies & Mad Studies
  • Pop Culture Poetics
  • Ekphrastic Poetry
  • Poetics of the Body

Selected Publications


Campus Involvement

Click the links below to learn more about activities Dr. Martin is involved in on campus! 

Faculty Advisor for Red River Poetry Society

This organization aims to provide a stress-free environment where students can discuss and write poetry without the strict rigor that can be present in the classroom.

Co-Faculty Advisor for Pandora Magazine

Pandora Magazine is a biannual publication featuring a curated selection of student artistic and literary works.

Committee Member for Convocations Committee

The Convocations Committee helps foster a lively intellectual, artistic, and cultural life at the College by shaping a series of annual events.

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