Mark Pawlak

Mark Pawlak is the author of nine poetry collections, including Away Away (Arrowsmith Press, 2024) and Reconnaissance: New and Selected Poems and Poetic Journals (Hanging Loose Press, 2016). He is the editor of six anthologies, including Present/Tense: Poets in the World (Hanging Loose Press, 2006). Pawlak’s own poetry has also been anthologized, most recently in I Go to the Ruined Place: Contemporary Poems in Defense of Global Human Rights (Lost Horse Press, 2011), edited by Melissa Kwasny and M. L. Smoker.

Pawlak’s work has been translated into German, Japanese, Polish, and Spanish, and has been performed at Teatr Polski in Warsaw. Among prose publications, he is the author of the memoir My Deniversity: Knowing Denise Levertov (MadHat Press, 2021).

Pawlak is the coeditor, with Jiwon Choi and Joanna Fuhrman, of Hanging Loose Press. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.