Literary Fiction, Other, Poetry
Mark Goodwin writes and speaks in various ways. His poetry ranges from immediately emotionally accessible through to linguistically innovative and even experimental. His work can be bizarre and mischievous or serious and gentle. He has a growing reputation as a landscape poet. In 2010 he began making digitally produced audio poems. He is an experienced reader and performer of his work.
Mark works as a community poet and is highly experienced at encouraging others to speak and write creatively.
Mark is a rockclimber, treeclimber, hillwalker, mountaineer, stroller and an ‘experiencer of place’. A lot of his work reflects this.
First full-length poetry collection: ‘Else’, published by Shearsman Books, 2008.
Chapbook: ‘Distance a Sudden’, published by Longbarrow Press, 2009.
Full-length collection: ‘Back of A Vast’, published by Shearsman Books, 2010.
Full-length collection: ‘Shod’, published by Nine Arches Press, 2010.
Chapbook: ‘Layers of Un’, published by Shearsman Books, 2012.
Chapbook: ‘Clause in A Noise’, published by Knives Forks and Spoons Press, 2013.
‘Full of Star’s Dreaming’, Peter Redgrove 1932-2003, published by Stride Publications, 2003
‘Poetry, Prose and Playfulness for Teachers and Learners’, a creative writing anthology and workshop manual published by Leicestershire County Council, 2004.
‘Words & Things’, a creative writing workshop manual focusing on using museum objects and artworks in various educational settings, published by Leicestershire County Council, 2008.
The British Mountaineering Council’s rockclimbing guidebooks for The Roaches, for Burbage Edge, for Stanage Edge and for Froggatt Edge.
‘Troubles Swapped for Something Fresh, manifestos and unmanifestos’, edited by Rupert Loydell, published by Salt, 2009.
‘The Ground Aslant, Radical Landscape Poetry’ edited by Harriet Tarlo, published by Shearsman Books, 2011
‘Entanglements, New ecopoetry’, edited by David Knowles and Sharon Blackie, published by Two Ravens Press, 2012
‘The Thing About Objects’, an anthology of papers about material culture,
published by Routledge, 2011.
‘Llanberis Slate’, rock-climbing guidebook,
published by Ground Up, 2011.
‘The Tower of Babel’, edited by Rupert Loydell,
published by Like This Press, 2013.
‘The Footing’, edited by Brian Lewis,
published by Longbarrow Press, 2013.
Performances & Workshops
Since 1997 Mark has collaborated on many projects with a variety of organisations and people. For more information please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Prizes & Awards
Awarded East Midlands Arts Writers’ Bursary 1996.
Received an Eric Gregory Award, 1998.
Awarded a Nottingham Trent University M.A. Bursary, 2000.
BBC Wildlife Poet of The Year, 2003.
Winner of the first East Midlands Book Award 2010, for Shod, published by Nine Arches Press.
Awarded substantial Arts Council England Grant for the arts,
to develop ‘sound-enhanced poetry’, 2013.
Available for the following:Community Group Work, Lectures / Talks / Panels, Live Performances, Volunteering, Workshops
Before working as a community poet Mark Goodwin was a climbing and outdoor pursuits instructor.
Mark has worked as a community poet since 1997.
He has worked in primary and secondary schools and with community groups.
He has worked with a wide range of people from the very young to the elderly, and from various backgrounds.
Mark has worked with special needs schools, and with people who use mental health services.
He has worked with asylum-seekers.
Mark has worked with undergraduate and post-graduate students.
He has worked with writers’ groups and clubs.
Mark was Writing East Midlands’ Write Here Leicestershire-landscape-poet-in-residence in 2011 …
… and landscape-poet-in-residence at Loughborough University, during 2012 into 2013.
Mark is experienced at working with museum objects and artworks.
He is also experienced at delivering creative workshops and projects outdoors.
Mark is very keen to collaborate with other artists, writers, curators, museum officers, librarians, teachers (of all subjects), lecturers, youth workers, education providers of all kinds, outdoor pursuits and climbing instructors … and anyone really, who is interested in poetics and speaking and writing creatively.
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Layers of Un - Another volume of poetry that digs further into Mark Goodwin's use of landscape and language
Publisher: Shearsman Books