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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Mark Perlberg  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Poetry

Born: 1929

Died: 2008


-- Website -- http://markperlberg.com/
-- Mark Perlberg on WorldCat -- http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=mark+perlberg


Illinois Connection

Perlberg was a long time resident of Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Perlberg is a poet and author. He is a founding member of the Poetry Center of Chicago.


Published Works

    The Feel of the Sun:Poems, Swallow, 1981The Impossible Toystore, LSU Press, 2000The Burning Field , William Morrow, 1970Waiting for the Alchemist, LSU Press, 2009


Selected Titles At Your Library

The feel of the sun :
ISBN: 0804004226. OCLC Number:

Swallow Press,. Chicago :. ©1981.

The impossible toystore :
ISBN: 0807126144. OCLC Number:

Louisiana State University Press,. Baton Rouge :. ©2000.

"Mark Perlberg's poems are deeply felt, their language concrete, alive, moving. Whether his verses are about his family, meditations on time and memory, love poems, or even ghost narratives, his concerns are broadly humane. His voice is sometimes lyric, sometimes narrative - often in the same poem - but always unmistakably his own." "Perlberg's approach is sometimes blunt, occasionally surreal, but invariably vivid and without a touch of sentimentality or cliche. With language both animated and immediate, The Impossible Toystore is a pure joy to read."--BOOK JACKET.

Waiting for the alchemist :
ISBN: 080713399X. OCLC Number:

Louisiana State University Press,. Baton Rouge :. ©2009.