Mark Terrill

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Author's Bio

Mark Terrill shipped out of San Francisco as a merchant seaman to the Far East and beyond, studied and spent time with Paul Bowles in Tangier, Morocco, and has lived in Europe since 1984. The author of 16 volumes of poetry, memoir and translations, he recently guest-edited a special German Poetry issue of the Atlanta Review, which includes his translations of Günter Grass, Peter Handke, Rolf Dieter Brinkmann and many others. A three-time Pushcart Prize nominee, his own work has been translated into German, French and Portuguese, and he’s given readings in various venues in Amsterdam, Berlin, Paris and Prague. He currently lives on the grounds of a former shipyard near Hamburg, Germany, with his wife and a large brood of cats.

Publications and Prizes

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)
Bombay Gin, City Lights Review, Denver Quarterly, Exquisite Corpse, Fish Drum, Gargoyle Magazine, Mudfish, Van Gogh's Ear

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now: 
Revolution of the Mind, The Life of André Breton by Mark Polizzotti
The Transparent Eye-ball by Dallas Wiebe
The Landing of Rochambeau by Michael Davidson
Black and White by Gilbert Sorrentino

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Berkeley, United States
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SF Bay Area, CA, United States
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Last updated: Oct 26, 2009