Marc Frazier

320 S. Ridgeland Ave.
Oak Park, IL 60302-3577

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 am also the recipient of an Illinois Arts Council award in poetry. My books, The Way Here (Aldrich Press, 2012), Each Thing Touches (Glass Lyre Press, 2015), and my chapbooks, The Gods of the Grand Resort and After (Finishing Line Press) are all available on Amazon Books. My website is

Publications and Prizes

Each Thing Touches
(Glass Lyre Press, 2015)
, The Way Here
(Aldrich Press, 2012)
New Poetry from the Midwest 2014
(New American Press, 2015)
, New Poetry from the MIdwest 2014
(New American Press, 2015)
After Hours, Another Chicago Magazine, Ascent, Baldhip, BlazeVOX, Bloom, Caveat Lector, Connotation Press: An Online Artifact, Crack the Spine, Cumberland Poetry Review, Decomp, Descant, Eclectica, Eclipse, English Journal, Extract(s), F(r)iction, Folly Magazine, Gihon River Review, Gravel, Homestead Review, Into the Teeth of the Wind, Iodine Poetry Journal, Kentucky Review, MadHat Lit, Misfitmagazine, Nit & Wit Magazine, OCHO, 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, South 85 Journal, Spoon River Poetry Review, The Broome Review, The Evansville Review, Good Men Project, The Griffin, The Lake, The Literati Quarterly, The Mid-America Poetry Review, The Monarch Review, The Outrider Review, Visions International, Voices International, Wilderness House Literary Review
(Finishing Line Press, 2014)
, The Gods of the Grand Resort
(Finishing Line Press, 2013)
Prizes Won: 
Illinois Arts Council Award for poetry, "Chimney Swifts" Best of the Net Nomination, 2015 for "November 2013" published in Eclectica 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: 
Boy Erased by Garrard Conley
Scattered at Sea by Amy Gerstler
Night Sky with Exit Wounds by Ocean Vuong
How to Teach a Man to Unstick his Tail by Ralph Hamilton
Blood Lyrics by Katie Ford

More Information

Listed as: 
Creative Nonfiction Writer, Poet
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Prefers to work with: 
Adults, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual/Transgender, Teachers, Teenagers
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Raised in: 
Sycamore, IL
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Last updated: Aug 08, 2018