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Mark Scroggins

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Born as military brat just down the street (he likes to imagine) from where Theodor Adorno was lecturing on the culture industry & modernist aesthetics. Bounced all over in his formative years -- Monterey CA, Syracuse NY, various bits of Germany, west Texas, western Kentucky -- then more or less settled down in middle Tennessee, but not before contracting a permanent sense of dislocation. Studied at Virginia Tech & Cornell University, with concomitant degrees. Now in south Florida, where he lives with his wife, a scholar of early modern & contemporary drama, & his two just unbelievably beautiful daughters.

Considers poetry his first calling (after several ephemeral chapbooks, Anarchy [2003] his first full-length collection),
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message 3: by W.B. (last edited Jun 04, 2008 06:01AM)

W.B. Hey You. When I was on Amazon.com last time, I was looking at best sellers in criticism and you wuz at #3! Killer! Tao Lin was at 7 (criticism? how'd Tao get there?...it was a poetry title)I think, and a bunch of other people I never hearda were at the other numbers.


message 2: by W.B.

W.B. Am enjoying the book, Mark. Thanks very much.

I just sent a recommendation on it to about 400 Goodreaders.

I figured that would be better target-marketing than putting flyers on windshields around town...

:-)


message 1: by W.B.

W.B. People, this is the DEFINITIVE biographer of Louis Zukofsky, the most underestimated and underesteemed god of literary modernism (well, with the exception of prescient people like Charles Bernstein)...he who basically gave birth to L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E poetry (perhaps without trying, and rather Loki-like).

Congrats, Mark, on that rave in the New York Times. That ain't an easy trick to pull off. London is next, of course.

Also, he wrote some kick-ass Valentines each year.

I love those!




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