Mark Nowak

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Mark NowakMark Nowak, a 2010 Guggenheim fellow, is the author of Coal Mountain Elementary and Shut Up Shut Down, a New York Times Editor’s Choice. He has received two Jerome Foundation grants and a McKnight Foundation grant for his journal, Xcp: Cross Cultural Poetics, as well as a National Endowment for the Humanities grant.A native of Buffalo, he currently directs the MFA program at Manhattanville College in Purchase, NY.

From Capitalization

Capitalize the first word
of every sentence, whether or not
it is a complete sentence.
Capitalize the first word of every line
of poetry. I started working
on an assembly line
at the huge Westinghouse plant
in East Pittsburgh when I was sixteen.
The work was dull and repetitive.
From 1954 to 1962,
Ronald Reagan served as host
of the television program, “GE Theater.”



Seminar with Philip Metres | March 1, 2016

Reading with Philip Metres | March 1, 2016

Societies of American Poetry: Dissenting Practices | February 21, 2003
Field Work