Mark Irwin, American poet, educator. Recipient Nation/Discovery award, 1984, Pushcart prize, 1995, 99, 04, 07, Colorado Recognition Literature award, 1996, Colorado Book award, 2000, 05; Traveling fellow Wright-Plaisance, 1977; Fulbright Traveling fellow, 1981; Individual fellow Ohio Arts Council, 1985-1986; fellow Helene Wurlitzer Foundation, 1988; grantee Lilly Foundation, 1989, National Education Association fellowship, 1993.
Irwin, Mark was born on April 9, 1953 in Faribault, Minnesota. Son of William Thomas and Mary Lou Irwin.
Associate professor Cleveland Institute Art, 1985—1990. Assistant professor Fort Lewis College, Durango, Colorado, 1990-1992. Visiting poet University Denver, 1992—1993, Ohio University, Athens, 1993—1994, University Colorado, Boulder, 1997—2000, University Nevada, 2000—2001.
Assoc professor University Southern California, Los Angeles, since 2004.
- Against the Meanwhile: 3 Elegies (Wesleyan Poetry Series)
- Mark Irwin’s boyhood near the nuclear laboratory in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, haunts his poetry.
- Quick, Now, Always (American Poets Continuum)
- An astonishing collection of poetry that speaks to America at the end of the 20th century.
- Bright Hunger (American Poets Continuum)
- Mark Irwin’s poetics are a direct descendent of Rilke and Hart Crane.
- Getting Ready: The Education of a White Family in Inner City Schools
- Getting Ready is quite simply an extraordinary book.
Born April 9, 1953
1985 - 1990
1990 - 1992
1992 - 1993
1993 - 1994
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