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.
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.
1985 - 1990
1990 - 1992
1992 - 1993
1993 - 1994
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