The Program in Creative Writing, The Department of English, University of Florida, presents a reading
of new & published work by

Mark Jarman

8–9:30 PM
February 21, 2002

Harn Museum of Art
SW 34th Street & Hull Road
University of Florida

Mark Jarman was born June 5, 1952, in Mount Sterling, Kentucky. He earned a BA from the University of California, Santa Cruz, in 1974, and an MFA from the University of Iowa in 1976. He is the author of numerous collections of poetry: Unholy Sonnets (Story Line Press, 2000); Questions for Ecclesiastes, which won the 1998 Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize and was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award; The Black Riviera (1990), which won the 1991 Poets’ Prize; Far and Away (1985); The Rote Walker (1981); and North Sea (1978). In 1992 he published Iris, a book-length poem.

His poetry and essays have been published widely in such periodicals and journals as American Poetry Review, Gettysburg Review, The Hudson Review, The New Yorker, Poetry, and Southern Review. During the 1980s he and Robert McDowell founded, edited, and published the controversial magazine The Reaper, selections from which have been published in book form as The Reaper Essays (1996). A collection of Jarman’s own essays, The Secret of Poetry, was published in 2000. He is also co-editor of Rebel Angels: 25 Poets of the New Formalism (with David Mason; 1996).

His awards include a Joseph Henry Jackson Award and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. He is a professor of English at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, where he lives with his wife, the soprano Amy Jarman, and their daughters, Claire and Zoë.