He has been a Fulbright Scholar to India and the recipient of a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. He was also awarded a Chesterfield Screenwriting Fellowship at Universal Studios. He’s a former director of creative writing at the University of Arizona. With his wife, Linda, he divides his time between Tucson and San Diego.
Poverman’s most recent book is a novel of suspense and obsession, Love by Drowning. Library Journal gave it a starred review. Adapted as a movie yet to be released, Poverman wrote the screenplay from his novel.