Squire Babcock

 Associate Professor of English 

Squire Babcock



University of Massachusetts, Amherst 


University of Massachusetts, Amherst


The King of Gaheena, a novel. Motes Books, 2008.

Highlighted Publications

"Wrestling the Horned Beast." Arts & Letters, Georgia College and State University (Winter 2010).

 "Land Between the Lakes." Colorado Review Volume XXV, Colorado State University (Fall/Winter 1998). Reprinted in New Madrid, journal of contemporary literature, Murray State University.

 "Grandma's Hands." The Louisville Review, University of Louisville Publications (Spring 1996).

Courses Taught

Areas of Specialization

Creative Writing: Fiction

Creative Writing: Nonfiction

Awards and Distinctions

20 years of service recognition, Murray State University, 2012

Presidential Research Fellowship, Murray State University, 2008-2009

Nominated for Murray State University Max Carman Teaching Award, Spring 2000
  and Spring 2008

Murray State University, College of Humanistic Studies Teaching Merit Award
  1995, 1996, 1997

Professional Memberships and Affiliations

Association of Writers & Writing Programs, 1994 to Present

In the Media

Prof. Babcock talks with Chris Dietz of "Good Morning Kentucky" about his novel The King of Gaheena. See the video.

Listen to Prof. Babcock on Nashville Public Television's "A Word On Words" with John Seigenthaler.


Prof. Squire Babcock 

7C-16 Faculty Hall

Murray State University

Murray KY 42071-3341