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FCBK About [StAnza 16]

Mark Russell was born in Boston, Massachusetts, and grew up in Somerset, England. He has a first in Drama and English, and a Masters in Theatre Studies. He has worked as a lecturer in Theatre Arts, a journalist, and a secondary school teacher of Drama. His plays have been produced in Glasgow, Edinburgh and St Andrews, and his poems published in various magazines, including The Rialto, Tears in the Fence, The Interpreter’s House, Lighthouse, Under the Radar, Molly Bloom, Shadowtrain, Otoliths, fourfold, Gutter, Bare Fiction, Poetry Salzburg Review, and The Frogmore Papers. In 2016 he was commissioned to write for StAnza, Scotland’s International Poetry Festival. In 2012 he was shortlisted for the Bridport Prize. He has an MLitt (Distinction) in Creative Writing from the University of Glasgow, and completed a year-long mentorship under Alexander Hutchison. His first full collection is Spearmint & Rescue from Pindrop Press. Shopping for Punks, a full collection of experimental poetry, is published by Hesterglock Press.

ℵ (the book of moose) is published by Kattywompus Press, ا (the book of seals), and Saturday Morning Pictures are published by Red Ceilings PressPursued by Well-being is published by tall-lighthouse.

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