Martha Andrews Donovan, Professor of Writing – Professor Donovan’s book of poems, Dress Her in Silk, was published by Finishing Line Press in May 2009.
Her mother’s childhood in India as the daughter of missionaries, and later, her death from cancer, are themes explored in the book. Professor Donovan was the featured poet of the New Hampshire Poet Showcase earlier this summer. Personally selected by New Hampshire Poet Laureate, Walter E. Butts, Professor Donovan’s biography and a poem from her book, Dress Her in Silk, were featured on the page sponsored by the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts. Her essay, “A Cottage of One’s Own: Some Reflections on Intellectual Freedom,” was published in the February 2009 issue of Bleak House Review and “Harpswell Notes, Part II,” her reflections on growing up on the coast of Maine, appeared in the March 2009 issue of Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors.