Mark DuCharme

Boulder, CO 80301
(303) 938-9346

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

(Potato Clock Editions, 2001)
, Answer
(BlazeVOX books, 2011)
, Contracting Scale
(Standing Stones Press, 1996)
, Cosmopolitan Tremble
(Pavement Saw Press, 2002)
, Desire Series
(Dead Metaphor Press, 1999)
, Infinity Subsections
(Meeting Eyes Bindery, 2004)
, Near to
(Poetry New York, 1999)
, The Crowd Poems
(Potato Clock Editions, 2007)
, The Sensory Cabinet
(BlazeVOX books, 2007)
, The Unfinished: Books I-VI
(BlazeVOX books, 2013)
, We, the Monstrous: Script for an Unrealizable Film
(Operating System, 2018)
Antennae, Colorado Review, Combo, Conundrum, Los Angeles Review, New American Writing, Pom2, Shiny, Vert
Prizes Won: 
* Neodata Endowment Grant in Literature (Poetry): 2006. * The Gertrude Stein Awards in Innovative American Poetry: 1994-1995, 1995-1996 and 2006-2007.

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Last updated: Dec 13, 2018