Mark Saba

Poet, Fiction Writer, Creative Nonfiction Writer

51 Forest Ave. Unit 66
Old Greenwich, CT 06870
Phone: 
(203) 980-1557

Author's Bio

I have been writing for 30 years. I approach every instance of writing, whether it be a poem, a story, a novel, or an essay, as if I'd never written a word. I let the vision find the right format, as I try to free myself from the influences of my beloved teachers and literary forebears. Never an easy thing to do, it is the only way to realize originality in my work. I think it is the duty of any living writer to write from the heart, thereby acting as a medium for the zeitgeist, a witness who produces what can only be produced by his or her individual circumstances in his or her time, free of self-consciousness and its attending egotism.

Publications & Prizes

Creative Nonfiction

Anthology:
Roll (Telling Our Stories Press, 2012)
Journals:
New Haven Review
,
Palo Alto Review
,
Under the Sun

Fiction

Anthologies:
Poetic Voices Without Borders 2 (Gival Press, 2009)
,
Thaddeus Olsen (a novella) in Desperate Remedies (Apis Books, 2008)
Books:
Ghost Tracks: Stories of Pittsburgh Past (Big Table Publishing Company, 2017)
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The Landscapes of Pater (Vineyard Press, 2004)
Journals:
Byline
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Caduceus
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Confrontation
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Connecticut River Review
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Fiction
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FutureCycle Poetry
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Kentucky Poetry Review
,
Larcom Review
,
Louisiana Literature
, ,
Mars Hill Review
,
Midnight Mind
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Paper Street
, ,
Phantasmagoria
,
The Ledge
,
VIA
,
Xanadu

Poetry

Anthologies:
Poetic Voices Without Borders (Gival Press, 2005)
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Nantucket (White Fish Press, 2001)
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Essential Love (PoetWorks Press, 2000)
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Elvis in Oz (University of Virginia Press, 1992)
Books:
Calling the Names (David Robert Books, 2017)
,
Painting a Disappearing Canvas (Grayson Books, 2012)
Journals:
Connecticut Review
, ,
Literature Today
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Prizes won: 

Academy of American Poets Prize (Hollins College, 1983) Andrew James Purdy Fiction Award (Hollins College, 1983) Mellen Poetry Press Epic Narractive Poem Award (1996)

More Information

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Identifies as: 
Italian American, Polish American
Fluent in: 
Italian
Born in: 
Pittsburgh
Raised in: 
Pittsburgh, PA
Pennsylvania
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Last update: May 03, 2019