Mark Melnicove

Mark Melnicove is a recipient of PEN’s New England Discovery Award and a Maine Arts Commission Fellowship. His books include Sometimes Times (Dome Editions, 2023; Two Palms, 2017), Africa Is Not a Country (Lerner Publishing Group, 2022 and 2011, winner of the Children’s Africana Book Award), and Ghosts (Cedar Grove House, 2019).

As a performance artist, he and Bern Porter (The Eternal Poetry Festival) toured New England from 1980-1993. He is Porter’s literary executor and editor of a number of Porter’s books of found poetry, most recently, Now It Can Be—Why Did It Fail Before? (The Idea of The Book, 2023).

His papers are collected at Bowdoin College’s George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives. He lives in the Kennebec River Valley, in Dresden, Maine.
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