Mark Wallace is the author of more than ten books and chapbooks of poetry,
including Nothing Happened and Besides I Wasn't There and Sonnets of a
. Temporary Worker Rides A Subway won the New American Poetry
Award and is forthcoming from Sun and Moon. His first collection of fiction,
The Big Lie, was published by Avec Books in Fall 2000. His critical articles
and reviews have appeared in numerous publications, and along with Steven
Marks, he edited Telling It Slant: Avant Garde Poetics of the 1990s
(University of Alabama Press) a collection of 26 essays by different writers
on the subject of contemporary avant garde poetry and poetics. With Juliana
Spahr, Kristin Prevallet, and Pam Rehm, he edited A Poetics of Criticism, a
collection of poetry essays in non-standard formats published by Leave Books
in 1994. He runs the Ruthless Grip Poetry Series and the "dcpoets" e-mail list
in Washington, D.C., where he teaches at area colleges including Georgetown
University, The George Washington University, and American University.