Mark B. Hamilton

Dunedin, FL 34698
(727) 218-2388

Author's Bio

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.

Publications and Prizes

Confronting the Basilisk
(Ball State University Press, 1994)
, Earth Songs
(University of Western Florida, 1993)
Heron Anthology
(Adrienne Lee Press, 1996)
, Summer Shade: A Collection of Modern Poetry
(Quill Books, 2001)
Abiko Quarterly, Brussels Sprout, Eye Prayers, Frogpond, Hopewell Review, Light Quarterly, Lynx, North Dakota Quarterly, Phase & Cycle, Poet Magazine, Poetry Greece, Point Judith Light, Psychopoetica, Way Station Magazine
Prizes Won: 
Mark B. Hamilton was awarded a Matthew Hansen Endowment for Wilderness Studies, a literary fellowship at UCROSS Foundation, a readership at the Antiquarian Society, an honorary residency at the Center for Art & Ecology, and an honorary Visiting Faculty Post in Research, Dept. of History, Portland State University. His poetry has been recognized by national and state awards, including: the Panhandler National Chapbook Award for "Earth Songs,", the Indiana Governor's Award, the Chardon, OH, National Anthology award, two NEA State awards for Visiting Artists, monetary grants from universities, foundations and private corporations for community and environmental projects, and recognitions from national organizations for his research and writings on the Lewis and Clark Expedition route, which he traced on their approximate time-table, traveling as they did by paddle and pack mule, a 2 1/2 year, 6.400 mile journey.

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What I'm Reading Now: 
Early American Poetry: 16th & 17th Century by various
Early American Poetry: 19th Century by various
Selected Works of prose and poetry by Seamus Heany
Complete Poems by Paublo Neruda
Selected Poems by Rilke

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North Granby, CT
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Last updated: Aug 12, 2016