Born in Lowell Massachusetts in 1960 Mark DeCarteret has lived within an hour or two drive ever since. In 1993 he graduated from the University of New Hampshire with an M.A. in English-Writing, the recipient of the Thomas Williams Memorial Poetry Prize. Since then his poetry has appeared in over two hundred different reviews including AGNI, Chicago Review, Conduit, Cream City Review, and Killing the Buddha, as well as such anthologies as American Poetry: The Next Generation (Carnegie Mellon Press, 2000), Places of Passage: Contemporary Catholic Poetry (Story Line Press, 2000), and Thus Spake the Corpse: An Exquisite Corpse Reader 1988-1998 (Black Sparrow Press, 2000). Mark has four books: Over Easy (Minotaur Press, 1990); Review: A Book of Poems (Kettle of Fish Press, 1995), The Great Apology (Oyster River Press, 2001--for which he also co-edited Under the Legislature of Stars: 62 New Hampshire Poets); and (If This Is the) New World (March Street Press, 2007).