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Marc Frazier

Author's Bio

I have studied with poets Lisel Mueller, Carolyn Forché, Heather McHugh, Susan Mitchell, Carol Muske-Dukes among others. I have had several residencies at the Ragdale Foundation in Lake Forest, Illinois and have done numerous readings in the Chicago area. I have also led poetry workshops over the years, most notably “Poetry Forum” at the Evanston Public Library. I have had work selected for broadcast on “Dial-a-Poem, Chicago". I currently serve on the board of directors for New Town Writers in Chicago and was a co-editor of an anthology they recently published titled "Gay and Gray". My book, The Way Here, and my chapbook, The Gods of the Grand Resort are both available on Amazon Books. My website is www.marcfrazier.org. I have a new chapbook coming out in 2013 and a new book in the next 12-24 months.

Publications and Prizes

Books:
The Gods of the Grand Resort (Finishing Line Press, 2013), The Way Here (Aldrich Press, 2012)
Journals:
After Hours, Another Chicago Magazine, Ascent, Caveat Lector, Cumberland Poetry Review, Descant, Eclectica, Eclipse, English Journal, Gihon River Review, Into the Teeth of the Wind, Nit & Wit Magazine, Off the Rocks, Permafrost, Pinchpenny, Poet Lore, Primavera, Rhino Magazine, River Oak Review, Rockhurst Review, Schuylkill Valley Journal, Slant: A Journal of Poetry, Soundings East, Spoon River Poetry Review, The Broome Review, The Evansville Review, The Griffin, The Mid-America Poetry Review, The Monarch Review, Visions International, Voices International
Prizes:
Illinois Arts Council Award for poetry, "Chimney Swifts" Plainsongs Award Poem, "October in a Farmhouse" "Living with the Elements" winner of prose poem contest, PinchPenny magazine

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now:
In the Blood by Lisa Unger, The Answer to the Riddle is me, The Earth Avails by Mark Wunderlich, Double Shadow, Silver Chest by Carl Phillips, Incarnadine by Mary Szybist
Favorite Books:
Women in Love, Averno, The Sheltering Sky, The Country Between Us, Mrs.Dalloway, To the Lighthouse, The Waves
Favorite Authors:
Virginia Wolff, D. H. Lawrence, Louise Gluck, Carolyn Forche, Joni Mitchell

Please note: All information in the Directory is provided by the listed writers or their representatives.
Listing last updated: February 7, 2014

More Information

Listed as:
Poet
Gives readings?
Yes
Travels for readings?
Yes
Prefers to work with:
Adults, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual/Transgender, Teachers, Teenagers
Fluent in:
English
Born in:
Sterling, IL
Raised in:
Sycamore, IL

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