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educator , poet

Mark Irwin, American poet, educator. Recipient Nation/Discovery award, 1984, Pushcart prize, 1995, 99, 04, 07, Colorado Recognition Literature award, 1996, Colorado Book award, 2000, 05; Traveling fellow Wright-Plaisance, 1977; Fulbright Traveling fellow, 1981; Individual fellow Ohio Arts Council, 1985-1986; fellow Helene Wurlitzer Foundation, 1988; grantee Lilly Foundation, 1989, National Education Association fellowship, 1993.

Background

Irwin, Mark was born on April 9, 1953 in Faribault, Minnesota, United States. Son of William Thomas and Mary Lou Irwin.

Education

Bachelor, Case Western Reserve University, 1974. Doctor of Philosophy, Case Western Reserve University, 1982. Master of Fine Arts, University Iowa, 1980.

Career

Associate professor Cleveland Institute Art, 1985—1990. Assistant professor Fort Lewis College, Durango, Colorado, 1990-1992. Visiting poet University Denver, 1992—1993, Ohio University, Athens, 1993—1994, University Colorado, Boulder, 1997—2000, University Nevada, 2000—2001.

Assoc professor University Southern California, Los Angeles, since 2004.

Works

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Hiking.

Connections

father:
William Thomas

mother:
Mary Lou Irwin