Mark Fleckenstein was born in Chicago, and grew up in Ohio, Michigan, Connecticut, North Carolina, and New Hampshire. He graduated from University of North Carolina in Charlotte with a B.A. in English, Vermont College of Fine Arts and received an MFA in Writing. He’s became very involved in the poetry community in and around Boston, for over 30 years. He was an assistant editor for (BLuR), the Boston Literary Review, founder/coordinator of two bi-weekly poetry reading series in Boston and a workshop leader, He’s given poetry readings with famous poets (Charles Simic, Linda Gregg, Mark Doty, Mark Cox and Carl Phillips) and not so famous poets. Six states and dozens of moves later, he settled in Massachusetts. He is also a painter. He has two amazing daughters and an large, eccentric, long-haired black cat named Ariadne.
His other publications:
Making Up the World (Editions Dedicaces, 2018)
God Box (Clare Songbird Publishing) Forthcoming in November 2018
Lowercase God (Finishing Line Press) forthcoming December 2018
Failed Stars (Cervena Barva Press) forthcoming in October 2018
I Was I, Drowning Knee Deep (Sticks Press online chapbook , 2007).
The Memory of Stars (Sticks Press chapbook, 1995)