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Mark DuCharme

Author's Bio

Mark DuCharme was born in Detroit and grew up in its suburbs, the only child of a divorced mother. He earned a BA from the University of Michigan and, later, an MFA from the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at Naropa University. He self-published a rather large chapbook in 1990 with which he later became dissatisfied. Numerous chapbooks have followed, as well as four books: Cosmopolitan Tremble (2002), Infinity Subsections (2004), The Sensory Cabinet (2007) and Answer (2011). All of these contain “serial poetry” as well as “individual” poems. Beginning with The Found Titles Project (published in 2009 but written earlier in that decade) he abandoned serial poetry in favor of what he calls writing projects. The bulk of his work from this point on has been in the context of various writing projects. Since 2008, he has been at work on a project called The Unfinished.

Publications and Prizes

The Unfinished: Books I-VI (BlazeVOX [books], 2013), Answer (BlazeVOX Books, 2011), The Crowd Poems (Potato Clock Editions, 2007), The Sensory Cabinet (BlazeVOX Books, 2007), Infinity Subsections (Meeting Eyes Bindery, 2004), Cosmopolitan Tremble (Pavement Saw Press, 2002), Anon (Potato Clock Editions, 2001), Desire Series (Dead Metaphor Press, 1999), Near to (Poetry New York, 1999), Contracting Scale (Standing Stones Press, 1996)
Antennae, Combo, Conundrum, Los Angeles Review, Pom2, Shiny, Vert
* Neodata Endowment Grant in Literature (Poetry): 2006. * The Gertrude Stein Awards in Innovative American Poetry: 1994-1995, 1995-1996 and 2006-2007.

Personal Favorites

Favorite Authors:
Frank O'Hara, William Carlos Williams, Gertrude Stein, Bernadette Mayer, Alice Notley, Lorine Niedecker, Jack Spicer, Ted Berrigan, Louis Zukofsky, Clark Coolidge, Anselm Hollo, Jack Collom, John Ashbery, James Joyce, Cesar Vallejo, Arthur Rimbaud, Pierre Reverdy, Guillaume Apollinaire, Federico Garcia Lorca, William Shakespeare, Kathy Acker, Michael Gizzi, Joseph Ceravolo, George Oppen, Anne Waldman, etc.

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Listing last updated: April 1, 2014

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