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Mark Melnicove

About Place Journal, Volume II Issue I

In every sentence, the sun
Of every syllable, the moon
In rivers, rushes
From silence, musings
Up mountains, meaning
Past radiations, singing
Equations in the breeze
Secrets of the trees
With every leaf’s compassion
For every spirit’s passion
Mark Melnicove teaches creative writing, literature, and permaculture at Falmouth High School, in Falmouth, Maine. His poems have been published recently in Agni online, Gargoyle, and VLAK. For many years he was editor/publisher of The Dog Ear Press and Tilbury House, as well executive director of The Maine Writers and Publishers Alliance. During the 1980s and 90s he was Bern Porter’s publisher and performance poetry partner. He now serves as Porter’s literary executor. Melnicove’s papers are located in the George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections and Archives at Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine.



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