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 & Prizes

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

Personal Favorites

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...
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

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SF Bay Area, CA
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Last update: Jan 02, 2018