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English language educator

Mark Foster Jarman, American language educator. Winner Poets' prize, 1991, Lenore Marshall Poetry prize, Academy of America Poets and The Nation Magazine,1998; John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation poetry fellow, 1991-1992, Robert Frost fellow, Bread Loaf Writer's Conference, 1985: National Education Association grantee, 1977, 83, 92; recipient Joseph Henry Jackson award San Francisco Foundation, 1974. Member of National Book Critics Cir.


Jarman, Mark Foster was born on June 5, 1952 in Mount Sterling, Kentucky, United States. Son of Donald Ray and Bo Dee (Foster) Jarman.


Bachelor, University California, Santa Cruz, 1974. Master of Fine Arts, University Iowa, 1976.


Instructor, Indiana State University, Evansville, 1976-1978;visiting lecturer, University of California, Irvine, 1979-1980;assistant Professor of English, Murray (Kentucky) State University, 1980-1983;assistant Professor of English, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, 1983-1986;associate Professor of English, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, 1986-1992;Professor of English, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, since 1992. Member Associated Writing Programs, Norfolk, Virginia, since 1980, Poets' Prize Committee, New York City, since 1988.



Member National Book Critics Circuit.


Married Amy Lynn Kane, December 28, 1974. Children: Claire Marie, Zoe Anne.

Donald Ray Jarman

Bo Dee (Foster) Jarman

Amy Lynn Kane

Claire Marie Jarman

Zoe Anne Jarman