Mark Liebenow

Peoria, IL 61614

Author's Bio

The author of four books, Mark Liebenow grew up in Wisconsin near John Muir’s boyhood home reading about Muir, Aldo Leopold, and Sigurd Olson. When he moved to California, he discovered Yosemite. Liebenow writes about nature, poetry, and the theology of fools. He writes about grief for the Huffington Post. His poems have been set to music by composers Stephen Heinemann, an eight-minute work for chorus and soprano saxophone, Robert Levy, a jazz song, and piano works by David Henkelmann and John Arrowood, Jr.

Publications and Prizes

And Everyone Shall Praise
(Pilgrim Press, 2000)
, Mountains of Light
(University of Nebraska Press, 2012)
Chautauqua Literary Journal, Crab Orchard Review, Fifth Wednesday Journal, Spoon River Poetry Review
Prizes Won: 
River Teeth Nonfiction Book Award, Chautauqua Nonfiction Award, Literal Latte Ames Essay Prize. Honorable Mention, Editor’s Prize, Spoon River Poetry Review. Nominated for two Pushcart Prizes. Essay named a notable by Best American Essays 2012.

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Creative Nonfiction Writer, Poet
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Last updated: Aug 11, 2017