Svenvold.

 

Mark Svenvold, M.F.A.
Assistant Professor
Department of English

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Mark Svenvold, M.F.A.

Assistant Professor
Department of English

Robert Graves captured the working life of a poet. "Prose books," he said, "are the show dogs I breed and sell to support my cat." I am, first and foremost, a poet, working on my next collection. As for my "show dogs," I have written recently about bicycle nomads for Orion Magazine; wildcat oil geology for Fortune/Small Business; and solar power and offshore wind power for The New York Times Magazine. My books include Big Weather (Henry Holt Co, 2005) about tornado chasers and the culture of catastrophilia and Elmer McCurdy: The Misadventures in Life and Afterlife of an American Outlaw, (Basic Books, 2002), which unravels the bizarre career of a Long Beach, California, fun house mummy. A 2007 New York Foundation for the Arts Fellow in Nonfiction, I cover renewable energy for AOL's DailyFinance. I teach poetry and nonfiction writing at Seton Hall University and am actively engaged in the undergraduate literary and performance scene on campus.