Name: Marc Frazier
Hometown: Oak Park, IL
My motto: All life is timing
Favorite quote: Everything is political. Nothing is not political.
I have been publishing poetry in journals for decades.
My first book, The Way Here, is available on Amazon and my chapbooks, The Gods of the Grand Resort and After are available at Finishing Line Press.
My second full-length collection of poetry was very well reviewed (see "Second Book" page for reviews ) and is available on Amazon.
I love doing readings, leading poetry workshops, and attending writing conferences.
I have studied with poets Carolyn Forche, Mark Doty, Lisel Mueller, and Carl Phillips among others.
I have also had several residencies at the Ragdale Foundation in Lake Forest, Illinois and a recent month-long residency at the Vermont Studio Center.
I am a recipient of an Illinois Arts Council award in poetry.
I have recently completed a memoir titled Without. Many pieces from it have already been published. (See "Publications: Prose" page) This page also lists a link to a long story.
I am very comfortable reading and writing in a local coffee shop where I can be spotted most days.
THE WAY HERE
MARC J. FRAZIER