Roger Martin

Creative Nonfiction Writer

3220 PETERSON ROAD
LAWRENCE, KS 66049
Phone: 
785-749-4463

Author's Bio

I edited Explore, a University of Kansas research magazine that won 12 natonal awards in 14 years.  In 1990, a panel of Newsweek jurors chose it as one of the nation's top 10 college/university magazines. In 1995 I began writing research commentaries for Kansas Public Radio that also received play in several of Kansas' daily newspapers.  In addition to A Doubter's Guide to God, I co-edited, with David Ohle and Sue Brosseau, Cows Are Freaky When They Look at You: An Oral History of the Kaw Valley Hemp Pickers, a book about hemp and marijuana harvesting around Lawrence, Kansas, in the 1960s and '70s that was published in 1991 by Watermark Press in Wichita, Kansas. 

For more information about my career at KU, check out the Spencer Research Library website (http://etext.ku.edu/view?docId=ksrlead/k...), and for additional information about my literary output, go to the Map of Kansas Literature website (https://washburn.edu/reference/cks/mapping/martin/index.html) at Washburn University in Topeka, KS.

Publications & Prizes

Books:
A Doubter's Guide to God (Woodley Press, 2016)
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Cows Are Freaky When They Look at You: An Oral History of the Kaw Valley Hemp Pickerss (Watermark Press, 1991)

Personal Favorites

Favorite authors: 
Phillip Lopate, Brian Doyle, David Ohle
What I'm reading now: 
City Moon by David Ohle

More Information

Gives readings: 
No
Travels for readings: 
No
Identifies as: 
American
Prefers to work with: 
Seniors
Born in: 
Saint Louis, MO
Missouri
Raised in: 
Saint Louis, MO
Missouri
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Last update: Jun 21, 2019