Ted Plantos Dedication
lives in the quiet town of Cobourg Ontario. Mark went to highschool
in Cornwall Ontario and in 1958 had his first poem published in
the St. Lawrence highschool yearbook. Following highschool, Mark
attended college and became a technocrat in the field of electronics.
Work and family life overtook poetry and he didn't begin writing
again until the mid '70s. Since that time, Mark has become increasingly
active in the world of poetry and, since his retirement, poetry
has changed from an avocation to an almost full-time job. Today,
Mark has non-paying jobs as webmaster and doing the design and layout
of chapbooks and anthologies for The Ontario Poetry Society. In
between, he manages to write a poem or two and participate in the
local Cobourg Poetry Workshop.
- The Ontario Poetry Society
- Cobourg Poetry Workshop
- Looking Down the Road - self-published chapbook, 2010.
ISBN: 978-1-926709-03-1, 28 pg.
- The Moon & War - self published chapbook, 2009, ISBN:
978-926709-02-04, 28 pg.
- Trees & Seasons - self-published chapbook, 2009,
ISBN: 978-0-9782399-9-2, 28 pg.
- Cobourg Winter Reading - self-published chapbook, 2009,
ISBN: 978-0-9782399-7-8, 12 pg.
- Islands in the Shadow - full collection by Hidden Brook
Press, 2008, ISBN: 978-1-897475-08-9, 63 pg
- Cobourg Poetry Reading - self-published chapbook c/w CD,
2008, ISBN:978-0-9782399-6-1, 12 pg
- A Poet's Lament - self-published chapbook, 2008, ISBN:
978-0-9782399-4-7, 20 pg.
- 12 Poems Read at 66 King East - self-published chapbook
c/w CD, 2007, ISBN: 978-0-9782399-5-4, 12 pg
- Reading in Cobourg - self-published chapbook c/w CD, 2006,
ISBN: 978-0-9782399-1-6, 14 pg
- Along the Path - self-published chapbook, 2006, ISBN: 978-0-9782399-0-9,
Warm Days, The Cat, Daybreak Georgian Bay, Evening Before Sleep,
Frog on Sidewalk, Day of Gray Stairs, Fire of the Day and
Damn the Rain have been published in various issues of Verse
Afire, the tri-annual newsletter of "The Ontario Poetry
The Moth and I have not been taught about death were
both published in North American Maple a Cross-cultural magazine
published by the Chinese Literature Society of North America. Both
of these poems have been translated into Mandarin.
Next Bed, Captured by the Trees and Fishing
were published in Anthanor (1981) which was edited by Kathleen
C. Moore and funded by Concordia University.
The Man with
Slippery Hands and Of the Bard and Balls were published
in 1980 issues of SWOP (South Western Ontario Poetry)
and War was published in the Anthology Witness by Serengeti
Men and Women are the Same was published in the Anthology
New Classic Poems edited and published by Neil Harding McAllister.
of Sugar, Meltdown, Sweet Soil and Flavours were published
in Executive Sweet, a chapbook collection of 6 poets published
by Beret Days Press (The Ontario Poetry Society Stanza
Love, Valentine's Day and Evening Before Sleep were published
in Open Heart I, a chapbook Anthology of Poetry by Beret
Days Press. (The Ontario Poetry Society)
appeared in the Tower Poetry chapbook Anthology vol 54 #1
published by the Tower Poetry Society
was published in the Open Window IV an Anthology published
by Hidden Brook Press.
The Painted Word was published in Unlocking the Muse,
an Anthology by the Ontario Poetry Society,
Circle, Rain Causes Detour and Passage were published
in Enchanted Crossroads, an Anthology by the Ontario
and Which Way to Go were published in Butterfly Thunder,
an Anthology by The Ontario Poetry Society
was published in Love the Main Course a chapbook Anthology
by The Ontario Poetry Society.
- Mark Clement
- 106-980 Burbham St., Cobourg, ON K9A 4T7
- email Mark
- Visit Mark's website: http://www.inkbottlepress.com/justpoems.htm
( My website has my self-published chapbooks for reading along
with audio for many of the poems )