Making Up The World, by Mark Fleckenstein
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MAKING UP THE WORLD is a series of lyrical meditations and reflections of one man’s journey through the present and future, relationships, successful and unsuccessful and making the world manageable, by making up a manner of being in the world that is truly one’s own.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
I was born in Chicago, and grew up in Ohio, Michigan, Connecticut And North Carolina. I graduated from University of North Carolina in Charlotte with a B.A. in English. While attending Vermont College of Fine Arts, (receiving my MFA in Writing), I moved to New Hampshire. And then, Massachusetts, where I became very involved in the poetry community in and around Boston, for over 30 years. I was an assistant editor for (BLuR), the Boston Literary Review, founder/coordinator of two bi-weekly poetry reading series in Boston and a workshop leader, I’ve given poetry readings with famous poets (Charles Simic, Linda Gregg, Mark Doty, Mark Cox and Carl Phillips) and not so famous poets. I have two incredible daughters and a very eccentric and lovable lomg haired black cat named Ariadne.
My other publications: Failed Stars (Cervena Barva Press), God Box (Clare Songbird Publishing) and Lowercase God (Finishing Line Press I have also published two chapbooks: The Memory of Stars, (Sticks Press, 1995) and I Was I, Drowning Knee Deep (an online chapbook) (Sticks Press, 2007).