Mark DuCharme, MFA
Mark is the author of four books of poetry and a dozen poetry chapbooks published in print and online. He has published dozens of articles and over 200 poems in journals and magazines. His poetry has also appeared in several anthologies, including The Bedside Guide to No Tell Motel 2nd Floor and Uncontained: Writers and Photographers in the Garden and on the Margins. He has been the recipient of numerous grants and awards, including the Neodata Endowment Grant in Literature (Poetry) in 2006 from Boulder County Arts Alliance. His work was also selected for the Gertrude Stein Awards in Innovative American Poetry in 1994-1995, 1995-1996 and 2006-2007. He has worked as an editor and publisher of small presses, including Potato Clock Editions; he also co-edited a special issue on the theme of humor in poetry for the online journal The East Village.
In addition to his work as a writer and editor, Mark has several years' experience teaching English composition, creative writing and literature. He has taught at Front Range Community College, at Naropa University's acclaimed Summer Writing Program, and in Naropa's Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics. Mark has also taught private workshops to elementary school students and senior citizens, and will be participating in Colorado Humanities' Writers in the Schools Program during the 2011-2012 academic year.