Mark Terrill

Burg, Germany

Author's Bio

Mark Terrill shipped out of San Francisco as a Deck Engineer Machinist in the U.S. Merchant Marine to Asia, Europe, and North Africa, where he studied and spent time with Paul Bowles in Tangier, Morocco, and has lived in Germany since 1984, working as a shipyard welder, road manager for rock bands, cook, and postal worker. He is the author of numerous collections of poetry, prose, and translations, and his work has appeared in over 1,000 journals and magazines, for which he has received four Pushcart Prize nominations. His work has been translated into French, German, and Portuguese, and he has given readings in various venues in Paris, Amsterdam, Berlin, Hamburg, and Prague. Currently, he lives on the grounds of a former boatyard near Hamburg with his wife and cats.

Publications and Prizes

Books: 
Bread & Fish
(The Figures Press, 2002)
, Kid with Gray Eyes
(Cedar Hill Publishing, 2001)
, Love-Hate Continuum
(Green Bean Press, 2001)
, The United Colors of Death
(Pathwise Press, 2003)
Journals: 
Bombay Gin, City Lights Review, Cloudbank, Denver Quarterly, Exquisite Corpse, Fish Drum, Gargoyle Magazine, Hanging Loose, Mudfish, The Cafe Review, Van Gogh's Ear
Chapbook: 
Any Number at All
(The Feral Press, 2016)
, Change Remains Suspended
(The Feral Press, 2013)
, Down at the Gate
(The Feral Press, 2013)
, The Salvador-Dalai-Lama Express
(Main Street Rag Press, 2009)
, The Travelers
(The Feral Press, 2014)

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now: 
Cartesian Meditatations by Edmund Husserl
,
Oou of the Question: Selected Poems (1963 - 2003) by Lewis Warsh
,
Joanne Kyger: There You Are: Interviews, Journals and Ephemera by Joanne Kyger, edited by Cedar Sigo
,
A History of Buddhist Philosophy: Continuities and Discontinuities by David J. Kalupahana
,
The Letters of Vincent van Gogh by Vincent van Gogh
Favorite Books: 
A Life Full of Holes, by Larbi Layachi, translated by Paul Bowles; The Catcher in the Rye, by J.D. Salinger; In Watermelon Sugar, by Richard Brautigan; Die Reise, by Bernward Wesper; The Year of the Death of Ricardo Reis, by José Saramago; Austerlitz, by W.G. Sebald; The Angel Hair Anthology, edited by Anne Waldman & Lewis Warsh.
Favorite Authors: 
Roberto Bolano, Jack Kerouac, John Wieners, Joanne Kyger, José Saramago, Lewis Warsh, Charles Bukowski, Dallas Wiebe. J.P. Sartre, Ken Kesey, Paul Bowles, Franz Kafka...

More Information

Listed as: 
Poet
Gives readings: 
No
Travels for readings: 
No
Identifies as: 
Other
Fluent in: 
German
Born in: 
Berkeley
Raised in: 
SF Bay Area, CA
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Last updated: Jan 02, 2018