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Education

  • M.F.A., Creative Writing, University of Montana, Missoula, MT, May 2000. Creative Thesis: Autumn Selah
  • Graduate Year Program (Non-Degree), Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel, 1998.
  • B.A., English major, Korean minor, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, April 1997.
  • A.A., General Education, Ricks College, Rexburg, ID, April 1994.

Areas of Specialization/Interest

Writing Poetry, 20th Century American Poetry, Drama, Asian-American Literature, Israeli/Palestinian Literature, Korean Literature, Hebrew and Korean language aquisition

Select Publications/Presentations

Psalm  &  Selah: a poetic journey through the Book of Mormon, Parables Publishing, 2009.

"Signs in the Autumn Sky." Favorites from the first fifteen years, Encircle Publications, 2012. 

"Our Only Summer in Black Earth, Wisconsin," "Joseph Smith," "Triptych," "Dear Father, Love Abish," and "Swollen." Fire in the Pasture: 21st Century Mormon Poets, 2011.

 Mark has published poems in a variety of literary journals, including Aethlon: a journal of sport Literature, BYU Studies Quarterly, caesura, Contemporary American Voices, The Comstock Review, Iodine Poetry Journal, Natural Bridge, and RHINO.