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Michael Mark is the author of Visiting Her in Queens is More Enlightening than a Month in a Monastery in Tibet which won the Rattle Chapbook prize and was published in 2022. His poetry has been published in Ploughshares, Poetry Northwest, Copper Nickel, Grist, The Sun, Michigan Quarterly Review, Rattle, The Southern Review, Alaska Quarterly Review, The Arkansas International, Pleiades, Poetry Daily, The New York Times, Verse Daily, Waxwing, the Poetry Foundation’s American Life in Poetry and other places. He was the recipient of the Anthony Hecht Scholarship at the Sewanee Writers’ Conference. He’s the author of two books of stories, Toba and At the Hands of a Thief (Atheneum). He lives with his wife, Lois, a journalist, in San Diego.
Visiting Her in Queens is More Enlightening than a Month in a Monastery in Tibet (Rattle Chapbook prize; Rattle, 2022)
At the Hands of a Thief (Atheneum, 1984) – Stories of Mark’s grandmother emigrating from Poland to America
Toba (Atheneum, 1983) – Stories of Mark’s grandmother emigrating from Poland to America in 1900.
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MA – Creative Writing – SUNY Binghamton, NY 1981
BA- Political Science SUNY Binghamton, NY 1979
MFA Program – Warren Wilson one Year – No Degree – Poetry 2021
MFA SDSU – 2 years – No Degree – Poetry 2021, 2022