Mark Levine

Mark Levine was born in New York City in 1965 and raised in Toronto. He attended Brown University and Iowa Writers’ Workshop.

Levine is the author of five poetry collections: Sound and Fury (University of Iowa Press, 2022); Travels of Marco (Four Way Books, 2016); The Wilds (University of California Press, 2006); Enola Gay (University of California Press, 2000); Debt (Letter Machine Editions, 1993); and a book of nonfiction reportage, titled F5: Devastation, Survival, and the Most Violent Tornado Outbreak of the Twentieth Century (Miramax Books, 2007).

Levine’s awards and grants include a Whiting Writers’ Award, a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, and a Hodder Fellowship from Princeton University.

Levine is the longtime editor of Kuhl House Poets at the University of Iowa Press. He is also a journalist whose works of reportage have appeared in numerous major newspapers and magazines. Levine has taught at the University of Montana and, since 1999, has taught at the University of Iowa, where he is currently a professor of poetry.