Mark Halliday


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Ann Arbor, Michigan, The United States
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Mark Halliday (born 1949 in Ann Arbor, Michigan) is a noted American poet, professor and critic. He is author of six collections of poetry, most recently "Thresherphobe" (University of Chicago Press, 2013) and Keep This Forever (Tupelo Press, 2008). His honors include serving as the 1994 poet in residence at The Frost Place, inclusion in several annual editions of The Best American Poetry series and of the Pushcart Prize anthology, receiving a 2006 Guggenheim Fellowship, and winning the 2001 Rome Prize from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

Halliday earned his B.A. (1971) and M.A. (1976) from Brown University, and his Ph.D. in English literature from Brandeis University in 1983, where he studied with poets Allen Grossman and Frank Bi
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Tasker Street

4.33 avg rating — 64 ratings — published 1992 — 2 editions
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Jab

3.80 avg rating — 66 ratings — published 2002 — 5 editions
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Selfwolf

3.73 avg rating — 45 ratings — published 1999 — 4 editions
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Keep This Forever

3.88 avg rating — 42 ratings — published 2008 — 2 editions
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Little Star

4.16 avg rating — 32 ratings — published 1987 — 2 editions
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Thresherphobe

4.20 avg rating — 20 ratings — published 2013 — 3 editions
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Border Town

3.57 avg rating — 28 ratings — published 2011 — 3 editions
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Losers Dream On

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Can You Hear the Music?

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Losers Dream On

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“People need people and the happiest people are
surrounded with friendly flesh.
If you have ten kids they'll be so sweet --
ten really sweet kids! Have twelve!
What if there were 48 pro baseball teams,
you could see a damn lot more games!
And in this fashion we get away
from tragedy. Because tragedy comes when someone
gets too special. ”
Mark Halliday

“The Students

The students eat something and then watch the news,
a little, then go to sleep. When morning breaks in
they find they have not forgotten all: they recall
the speckle of words on certain pages of
the chapter assigned, a phrase of strange weight
from a chapter that was not assigned, and something
said almost flippantly by a classmate on the Green
which put much of the 18th century into perspective.
Noticing themselves at the sink they are aware
the hands they wash are the "same" hands
as in high school--though the face is different.
Arriving in the breakfast hall having hardly felt
the transit, they set down their trays on one table;
presently, glance at another corner of the space:
that was where we mostly sat two years ago,
that was where Gerry said what he said
about circles, the concept of, and Leonardo da Vinci.”
Mark Halliday



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