Publications & Prizes
Mark B. Hamilton's poetry has been recognized by national and state awards, including: the Panhandler National Chapbook Award for "Earth Songs,", the Indiana Governor's Award, the Chardon, OH, National Anthology award, and two NEA Indiana State awards for hosting Visiting Artists. He has been awarded a Matthew Hansen Endowment for Wilderness Studies, a literary fellowship at UCROSS Foundation, a readership at the Antiquarian Society, an honorary residency at the Center for Art & Ecology, and an honorary Visiting Faculty Post in Research, Dept. of History, Portland State University. His community service for youth and his scholarship in American Studies and the Lewis and Clark era have earned monetary grants from universities, foundations, and private corporations. He has been recognized by local, state, and national organizations for his research and writings along the Lewis and Clark Expedition route, which he traced on their approximate time-table, traveling as they did by paddle and pack mule, a 2 1/2 year, 6.400 mile journey. In 2015, his poetry volume: "OYO: The Beautiful River, an environmental narrative," was a semi-finalist for the Washington Prize. In 2017, a second chapbook, "100 Miles of Heat," was one of the contest entries chosen for publication by Finishing Line Press.