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Mark Magoon is a poet, writer, and educator. Among his publishing credentials are works of poetry, creative nonfiction, review, and interview. His work has been nominated for Best of the Net and the Pushcart Prize. His first book of poems, The Upper Peninsula Misses You (ELJ Editions, 2015), is concerned with circumstances both self-created and beyond control, and the strain between people and their time and place. He is currently working on a novel and an accompanying graphic novel titled Madammeke.
Magoon teaches poetry and composition, and serves as Assistant Director of the First-Year Writing Program at UIC. He also teaches composition with UIC Global, which provides incoming international students with an easier transition to college life in the city of Chicago and added support in English-language courses. The last two years he has served as Faculty Mentor as part of the UIC College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Undergraduate Research Initiative helping young poets author and assemble their first manuscript. In 2016 he was an Honoring Our Professors Excellence (HOPE) Award winner.