Mark Kraushaar

About the Author
Mark Kraushaar has been been widely published and anthologized with new work in the Hudson Review, Ploughshares, Alaska Review, Gettysburg Review, as well as Best American Poetry, and the web site Poetry Daily. He has been featured in the Missouri Review as well as Michigan Quarterly and has been a recipient of Poetry Northwest's Richard Hugo Award. A full length collection, "Falling Brick Kills Local Man" in earlier editions a finalist for the May Swenson Prize, the Walt Whitman Award, and the Juniper Prize was published by University of Wisconsin Press, as winner of the 2009 Felix Pollak Prize. A second collection, "The Uncertainty Principle" was published by Waywiser Press in November of 2011 as winner of the Anthony Hecht Prize.

Poems
Everyone I Knew Before 9/11 Thinks I'm Dead (4/5/12)
First published in Hayden's Ferry Review it was reprinted as a part of a full length collection entitled "The Uncertainty Principle" published in November as winner of the Anthony Hecht Prize.
I thought, Fuck work.
I was on the in bound 3 Train leaving Flatbush
and I thought, I'm getting off.
I thought, I'll walk around.
I thought, I'll get a drink,
and catch a matinee, and so I did
We Regret to Inform (2/23/12)
"We Regret to Inform" was first published in the Gettysburg Review, Summer 2004 and reprinted in a full length collection, "Falling Brick Kills Local Man" published by University of Wisconsin Press.
These three I set to walking with their guns
and gear across a bridge and into a town
with snipers whom I render blind.