Chicago, IL – Mark’s first book, Euclid Shudders, was a finalist for the 2003 National Poetry Series and was published by Litmus Press. Other work has appeared in the anthologies The City Visible: Chicago Poetry for the New Millenium (Cracked Slab) and Chopin with Cherries: A Tribute in Verse (Moonrise), as well as the chapbooks Airport music (Bronze Skull) and Part First–––––Chopin’s Feet (g o n g). Since 2008 he has been a lecturer in American literature and culture at the University of Lodz in Poland.
He has been the recipient of the Peter Kaplan Memorial Fellowship from Brown University, a Djerassi Artist Fellowship, and a Fulbright senior lecturer grant. He currently serves on the editorial board of the international literary journal Aufgabe, where his project on Polish poet Miron Bialoszewski and contemporary Polish poetry has just been released. He previously served as an editor at Dalkey Archive Press.