Individual Author Record
Name: Mark PerlbergPen Name: None Genre: Poetry Born: 1929 Sites:
Illinois ConnectionPerlberg was a long time resident of Chicago.
Biographical and Professional InformationPerlberg is a poet and author. He is a founding member of the Poetry Center of Chicago.
- The Feel of the Sun:Poems, Swallow, 1981
- The Impossible Toystore, LSU Press, 2000
- The Burning Field , William Morrow, 1970
- Waiting for the Alchemist, LSU Press, 2009
Titles At Your Library
The Feel of the Sun: Poems
ISBN: 0804004226 Swallow Pr. 1981
The Impossible Toystore: Poems
ISBN: 0807126144 Louisiana State Univ Pr. 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.
The Burning Field
ISBN: B003Y80MT4 Morrow. 1970
Waiting for the Alchemist: Poems
ISBN: 080713399X LSU Press. 2009
Direct and compassionate, the poems in Mark Perlberg's collection tell us things we need to know -- about art, history, nature, love, and life. Wholly without pretension, these poems make us feel that we have discovered the truth. The poet accomplishes this partly by his delicate touch with rhyme and assonance, partly by making himself seem almost an accidental instrument of the poem, someone who just happens to be conveying it. A reader cannot help but respond with affection and gratitude.