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educator , poet

Mark Perlberg, American poet, educator. Recipient Robert Ferguson Memorial award in poetry Friends of Literature, Chicago, 1971.


Perlberg, Mark was born on February 19, 1929 in Bronx, New York, United States. Son of Emanuel Perlberg and Rene Myra Lewisohn.


Bachelor, Hobart College, 1950. Postgraduate, Columbia University, 1952.


Contributing editor, correspondent Time Magazine, New York City, Chicago, 1955-1960. Senior editor World Book Encyclopedia Year Book, Chicago, 1961-1966. Principal editor Encyclopedia Britannica, 1967-1972.

Managing editor text Prism Magazine, American Medical Association, 1972-1976. Manager publications Rotary International, Evanston, Illinois, 1979-1991. Instructor poetry workshop Newberry Library., Chicago, from 1982.


Sergeant United States Army, 1952-1954, PTO. Member Poets, Playwrights, Editors, Essayists and Novelists association, Poetry Society of America, Society Midland Authors (5 year judge/poetry award), Poetry Center Chicago (co-founder 1974, board directors 1974-2003, president 1980-1994, director emeritus since 2003, recipient Lannan Writer's Residency, 2002), Academy of America Poets.


Married Anna Nessy Backer, February 4, 1953. Children: Katherine Eve Friedberg, Julie Anna Farwell.

Emanuel Perlberg

Rene Myra Lewisohn

Anna Nessy Backer

Katherine Eve Friedberg Perlberg

Julie Anna Farwell Perlberg