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Mark Liebenow

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

Books:
Mountains of Light (University of Nebraska Press, 2012), And Everyone Shall Praise (The Pilgrim Press, 2000)
Journals:
Chautauqua Literary Journal, Crab Orchard Review, Fifth Wednesday Journal, Spoon River Poetry Review
Prizes:
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.

Mark Liebenow Resume

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Listing last updated: March 21, 2016

More Information

Listed as:
Creative Nonfiction Writer, Poet
Gives readings?
Yes
Travels for readings?
Yes
Prefers to work with:
Adults

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