Marc Frazier

Poet, Creative Nonfiction Writer

320 S. Ridgeland Ave.
Oak Park, IL 60302-3577
Phone: 
708-296-7242
Twitter: 

Author's Bio

I have studied with poets Lisel Mueller, Carolyn Forché, Heather McHugh, Susan Mitchell, Carol Muske-Dukes among others. I have had several residencies at the Ragdale Foundation in Lake Forest, Illinois and have done numerous readings in the Chicago area. I have also led poetry workshops over the years, most notably “Poetry Forum” at the Evanston Public Library. I have had work selected for broadcast on “Dial-a-Poem, Chicago". I am also the recipient of an Illinois Arts Council award in poetry. My books, The Way Here (Aldrich Press, 2012), Each Thing Touches (Glass Lyre Press, 2015),Willingly (Adelaide Books, New York, 2019), and my chapbooks, The Gods of the Grand Resort and After (Finishing Line Press) are all available on Amazon Books. My website is www.marcfrazier.org.

Writers Retreats: 

Publications & Prizes

Creative Nonfiction

Poetry

Anthologies:
New Poetry from the Midwest 2014 (New American Press, 2015)
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New Poetry from the MIdwest 2014 (New American Press, 2015)
Books:
Willingly (Adelaide Books, 2019)
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Each Thing Touches (Glass Lyre Press, 2015)
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The Way Here (Aldrich Press, 2012)
Chapbooks:
After (Finishing Line Press, 2014)
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The Gods of the Grand Resort (Finishing Line Press, 2013)
Journals:
After Hours
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Ascent
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Baldhip
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Bloom
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Caveat Lector
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Connotation Press: An Online Artifact
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Cumberland Poetry Review
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Descant
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Eclectica
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Eclipse
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English Journal
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Extract(s)
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Folly Magazine
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Gihon River Review
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Homestead Review
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Into the Teeth of the Wind
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Iodine Poetry Journal
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Kentucky Review
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MadHat Lit
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Misfitmagazine
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Nit & Wit Magazine
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OCHO
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Off the Rocks
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Pinchpenny
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Primavera
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Rhino Magazine
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River Oak Review
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Rockhurst Review
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Schuylkill Valley Journal
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South 85 Journal
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Spoon River Poetry Review
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The Broome Review
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The Evansville Review
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The Griffin
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The Lake
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The Literati Quarterly
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The Mid-America Poetry Review
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The Monarch Review
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The Outrider Review
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Voices International
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Prizes won: 

Illinois Arts Council Award for poetry, "Chimney Swifts"; Best of the Net Nomination, 2015 for "November 2013" published in Eclectica; Plainsongs Award Poem, "October in a Farmhouse" ;"Living with the Elements" winner of prose poem contest, PinchPenny magazine; Pushcart Prize nomination for "The Rock" by Glass Lyre Press.

Personal Favorites

Favorite authors: 
Virginia Woolf, Anne Sexton, Carl Phillips, Louise Gluck, Sylvia Plath
What I'm reading now: 
Boy Erased by Garrard Conley, Scattered at Sea by Amy Gerstler, Night Sky with Exit Wounds by Ocean Vuong, How to Teach a Man to Unstick his Tail by Ralph Hamilton, Blood Lyrics by Katie Ford

More Information

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Prefers to work with: 
Adults, LGBTQ, Teachers, Teenagers
Fluent in: 
English
Born in: 
Sterling, IL
Illinois
Raised in: 
Sycamore, IL
Illinois
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Last update: May 03, 2019