Biography / Bibliography

Born in Detroit, Michigan, Mark DuCharme earned a BA from the University of Michigan and moved to Colorado in 1990 to attend the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at Naropa University, where he earned an MFA.  He has lived in Boulder ever since.  He is the author of We, the Monstrous: Script for an Unrealizable Film (The Operating System, 2018), Counter Fluencies 1-20 (The Lune, 2017), The Unfinished: Books I-VI (Blazevox Books, 2013), Answer (Blazevox Books, 2011), The Sensory Cabinet (Blazevox Books, 2007), Infinity Subsections (Meeting Eyes Bindery, 2004), Cosmopolitan Tremble (Pavement Saw Press, 2002), as well as numerous chapbooks.  His poetry has appeared widely in such venues as American Letters & Commentary, Another Chicago Magazine, Big Bridge, BlazeVOX, Bombay Gin, Caliban Online, Colorado Review, Eleven Eleven, Eratio, Ethel, First Intensity, Fulcrum, The Los Angeles Review, Monday Night, New American Writing, The New Review of Literature, Noon, Or, Otoliths, Shiny, Talisman, Unlikely Stories, Vanitas, Word/ for Word, and “Poetics for the More-Than-Human World,” a special issue of Dispatches from the Poetry Wars.  His work has been anthologized inThe Bedside Guide to No Tell Motel— 2nd Floor (No Tell Books, 2007); Improv: An Anthology of Colorado Poets (Green Fuse, 2008); Litscapes: Collected US Writings (Steerage Press, 2015); Noon: An Anthology of Short Poems (Isobar Press, 2019); Uncontained: Writers and Photographers in the Garden and on the Margins (Baksun Books, 2007); Water, Water Everywhere: Paean to a Vanishing Resource (Baksun Books, 2014) and elsewhere.  DuCharme has also written essays in poetics and poetry reviews, which have appeared in 6ix, 26: A Journal of Poetry & Poetics, American Book Review, American Letters & Commentary, Facture, Jacket, New Review of Literature, The Poetry Project Newsletter, Talisman, The Volta, Washington Review and elsewhere.  He has received the Neodata Endowment in Literature from Boulder County Arts Alliance and the Gertrude Stein Award in Innovative American Poetry from Sun & Moon Press.  He has taught at Naropa University, and since 2006 has been an English instructor at Front Range Community College.  He is also an activist for adjunct faculty equity and is co-President of the FRCC chapter of the American Association of University Professors.