Mark Liebenow

Mark Liebenow

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Mark Liebenow’s essays, poems, and reviews have been published by such journals as Colorado Review, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Crab Orchard Review, Fifth Wednesday Journal, Swink, and Disquieting Muses Quarterly. His work has won the Chautauqua and the River Teeth nonfiction prizes and been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. In March 2012 the University of Nebraska Press published his book on Yosemite and John Muir (Mountains of Light: Seasons of Reflection in Yosemite). He lives in Peoria, IL, and works on an organic farm that preserves heirloom corn. He also writes about grief recovery.

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Fall 2012 Issue

Tinkering with Grief in the Woods

First Prize, 2011 Literal Latte Essay Award.
I sit in my shorts by an open window in Kentucky surrounded by a hundred sleeping monks. Beyond the monastery’s stone walls, beyond the dark scrabbled woods of hickory and oak, a dog barks at raccoons moving through the night, or at nothing at all, and the world settles back down into quiet….

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