Individual Author Record
Name: Mark CoxPen Name: None Genre: Born: 1960 in Jacksonville, Illinois Sites:
Illinois ConnectionLived in St. Clair county
Biographical and Professional InformationN/A
- Smoulder, David R. Godine, 1989
- Thirty-Seven Years from the Stone, University of Pittsburgh Press, 1998
- Natural Causes, University of Pittsburgh Press, 2004
Titles At Your Library
ISBN: 0879238143 David R Godine Pub. 1990 Poems deal with dreams, mortality, love, happiness, the past, travel, appearances, and knowledge
Thirty Seven Years From the Stone (Pitt Poetry Series)
ISBN: 0822956691 University of Pittsburgh Press. 1998 This poetry collection delivers an exploration of the vagaries, ironies and responsibilities of familial and romantic relationships. It probes the evolution of self, self-consciousness, and the interior psychological landscape - the effects of our past patterns and influences on the present.
Natural Causes: Poems (Pitt Poetry Series)
ISBN: 0822958392 University of Pittsburgh Press. 2004
Death haunts the pages of Natural Causes, but so does compassion and love. There is little darkness here, and less despair, despite the abundance of cemeteries, loss, and ghosts―both real and imagined.
Mark Cox’s youthful bravado has given way in these poems to an assured sense of understatement. The weight of fatherhood, the loss of a grandmother, the fear of loneliness―these are the details around which Cox plumbs the depths of mortality and memory.
Fully comfortable with the domestic tableau from which he writes, this is a poet never complacent. The penchants for metaphor and the resonant turn of phrase that informed Cox’s earlier work remain as vibrant as ever, indeed are heightened, as he masterfully affirms and celebrates the range of familial complexity and human connectedness.