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CAEX Faculty:
Martin Hyatt, MFA


Martin Hyatt

About Me

Research Interests: American literature; interdisciplinary arts; research methodology; creative process

Social Change Interests: Working-class issues; LGBT rights

Joined Walden: 2017

Location: New York

About Martin: I am a Louisiana native now living in NYC. For over ten years, I have been teaching at various colleges and universities. I have also been a Chairperson and Founding Writing Center Director. I greatly enjoy helping diverse students strengthen their writing identities My new novel, Beautiful Gravity, was recently named a Stonewall Honor Book by the American Library Association and has been nominated for a Lambda Literary Award. My first novel, A Scarecrow's Bible, received the Edmund White Award for Debut Fiction. Through my writing and teaching, I strive to bring awareness to under-represented populations.


Hyatt, M. (2018). Featured speaker at the Tennessee Williams/Saints and Sinners Festival. New Orleans, LA. 

Hyatt, M. (2016). Beautiful gravity. Antibookclub.  (notes: Novel was a 2017 American Library Association Stonewall Honor Book in Literature and a 2017 Lambda Literary Awards finalist). 

My Advice to Walden Students

Be open and honest with anything you are struggling with.  That way, I can help you even more.

My Role as a Teacher

Why I enjoy teaching at Walden:

Teaching reminds me that we are all lifelong learners.  Teaching also forces me to stay connected to my own creativity.

What students can expect from me as a teacher:

I will be honest, helpful, understanding, yet appropriately challenging in order to foster learning. 

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