Mark IrwinAssociate Professor of English
Phone: (213) 821-0477
Office: THH 431
- Ph.D. English (1982), Case Western Reserve University
- "Poetry Reading", Ashland University Summer MFA Program, Lecture/Seminar, Paper, Ashland, Ohio, Ashland University, Invited, 07/23/2010-07/30/2010
- ""Poetry & Memorability"", AWP Confernce, Roundtable/Panel, Paper, Denver Hilton, Associated Writing Programs, Norfolk, VA, Invited, 04/07/2010-04/10/2010
- ""Poetry & Memorability in a Technological Age"", Association of Literary Scholars & Critics, Talk/Oral Presentation, Paper, Denver, ALSC, Invited, 10/09/2009-10/11/2009
- "Poetry Reading", LA Times Book Festival, Los Angeles, CA, 04/28/2006-04/29/2006
- "Poetry Reading", Colorado, Longmont Museum, 03/15/2006
- ""The Poetry of Jim Simmerman"", Associated Writing Programs Annual Conference, Lecture/Panel, Atlanta, 03/01/2006-03/03/2006
- Irwin, M. (2008). TALL IF. (Marianne Swierenga, William Olson, Ed.). Kalamazoo, MI: Western Michigan University Press/New Issues Poetry & Prose.
- Irwin, M. (2011). "Distortion & Disjunction in Contemporary American Poetry". (Berg, Bonanno, Scanlon, Ed.). pp. 27. Philadelphia, PA. The American Poetry Review.
- Irwin, M. (2007). "Four Poems". TriQuarterly/Northwestern University Press. pp. p.NA.
- Irwin, M. (2006). "Sermon" Poem. Hawaii Pacific Review/University of Hawaii. pp. p. vol 20.
- Irwin, M. (2006). "Czeslaw Milosz' Theater of Encounter" Essay. Lake Effect/Penn State University Press. pp. p. NA.
- Irwin, M. (2006). Six Poems. Interim/University of Nevada. pp. p.NA.
- Irwin, M. (2006). "Two Poems". American Poetry Review/Academic Press. pp. p.na.
- Irwin, M. (2006). "Passing" Poem. American Literary Review/University of North Texas. pp. p.NA.
- Irwin, M. (2006). "Summons" Poem. American Letters & Commentary. pp. p.NA.
- Irwin, M. (2006). "Four Poems". LUNA/University of Minnesota. pp. p.NA.
- Irwin, M. (2006). "Augenblick" Poem. Third Coast/Western Michigan University. pp. p.NA.
- Irwin, M. (2009). "Here" and "The Singular of Trees". (Paul Hoover, Ed.). pp. 2. San Francisco, CA. New American Writing.
- Irwin, M. (2009). "In Winter" and "Red Feather". (David Baker, Ed.). pp. 3. Gambier, Ohio. Kenyon Review.
- Irwin, M. (2009). "Ghost". (David Hamilton, Ed.). Iowa City, IA. Iowa Review.
- Irwin, M. (2009). "On Sunday, Sometimes". (Sidney Wade, Ed.). Gainesville, FL University of Florida. subtropics.
- Irwin, M. (2009). "Landscape with Horse Named Popcorn". (Christian Wiman, Ed.). pp. 1. Chicago, IL. Poetry Magazine.
- Irwin, M. (2009). Two Poems: "Table of Contents," "Tell Me". (Sven Birkerts, Ed.). pp. 2. Boston University Boston, MA. AGNI REVIEW.
- Irwin, M. (2008). "Empire". pp. 1. Chicago, IL. Poetry Magazine.
- Irwin, M. (2008). TALL IF. pp. 73pp. Kalamazoo, MI. New Issues/ Western Michigan University Press.
- ENGL 456: Contemporary World Poetry in Translation & Translation Workshop, English/Creative Writing, 2009-2010
- USC Phi Kappa Phi Faculty Recognition Award, for "Tall If" (a collection of poetry), Spring 2010
- Mellon Mentoring Award for Graduate Students, 4/21/2009
- 2006 Pushcart Prize for Poetry, 6/9/2006-12/30/2006
- Colorado Book Award for Poetry: BRIGHT HUNGER, 2005-2006
- Lois Beebe Hayna Award/Western Poetry Society, 2/12/2006
- Poem "Ends" featured on Poetry Daily, 1/25/2006
- Contributing Editor, Hotel Amerika, 01/01/2005-01/01/2011
- (AWP) Association of Writers and Poets/Norfolk, VA, 09/09/2006-
- Poetry Society of America, 01/25/2004-
- Association of Literary Critics & Scholars, 2012-2013
Description of Research
Summary Statement of Research Interests
Mark Irwin is a nationally acclaimed poet and four-time Pushcart Prize winner who has been described as a "descendant of William Carlos Williams and Hart Crane.” He is the author of six collections of poetry, and he has also translated several French and Romanian works. Irwin teaches undergraduate and graduate poetry workshops.
Poetry & Originality: "Have you been there before? No, this is the first time." An essay that discusses geographers of the imagination: the work of John Ashbery, Ann Carson, Lydia Davis, Guy Davenport, Forrest Gander, Alice Notley, and W.S. Merwin, among others.
MONSTER: Distortion, Abstraction, and Originality in Contemporary American Poetry. Book on Contemporary American Poetry & Painting finished in November of 2013 and currently bring revised.
Conferences and Other Presentations
New Courses Developed
Honors and Awards
Service to the Profession
Editorships and Editorial Boards
- USC Dornsife Department of English
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- Taper Hall of Humanities 404
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- Los Angeles, CA 90089-0354
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