blackbirdan online journal of literature and the artsSpring 2022  Vol. 21  No. 1
an online journal of literature and the arts
Mark Jarman

Mark Jarman is the author of eleven collections of poetry, including, most recently, The Heronry (Sarabande Books, 2017). His new collection of poetry, Zeno’s Eternity, is forthcoming from Paul Dry Books in 2023. Jarman is also the author of three books of essays about poetry: The Secret of Poetry (Story Line Press, 2022, 2nd edition), Dailiness: Essays on Poetry (Paul Dry Books, 2020), and Body and Soul: Essays on Poetry (University of Michigan Press, 2002). His honors include the Lenore Marshall Prize from the Academy of American Poets, the Poets’ Prize, the Balcones Poetry Prize, three grants in poetry from the National Endowment for the Arts, and a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship in poetry. He is centennial professor of English, emeritus at Vanderbilt University where he taught from 1983 to 2020.  end

Photo by Amy Jarman