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My poetry is often connected to placeness and to mythology, but is rooted in concrete things and often in working class life. My poems just as often mention Winslow Homer or Bach as they do dovetail joints or rusted pocket knives. My later poems have concerned a brush with cancer; those poems should appear in my second book, Blessing the House. As a teacher, I've worked with veterans and a variety of students at St. Petersburg College. Their poems are startlingly varied and deep.
Mark B. Hamilton is a poet, but has also published short fiction, journalism, creative non-fiction, and academic research. His credentials include the MFA in poetry from the Writers Workshop, University of Montana, along with a MA and BA in Comparative Literature, San Diego State University. He has taught creative writing, composition and literature for twenty years at universities in the mid-west, most notably Ball State University and Missouri Western State University. He is proud to have served two environmental publications: as editor of Words On Wilderness, University of Montana, and as editor-in-chief of Groundwork: a natural incentive, Ball State University. He is the founder and was the director of Native America Day, Missouri Western State University. Forthcoming, 2016: a chapbook, "100 Miles of Heat," from Finishing Line Press. Recent poems have appeared in About Place Journal, Albatross, The Listening Eye, Ship of Fools, Slipstream, Written River, and We Proceeded On.