Mark DeCarteret was born in Lowell, Massachusetts, and has lived within an hour or two drive ever since. He teaches at New Hampshire Institute of Art and has a new chapbook (If This Is the) New World forthcoming from March Street Press.

In answer to our question of why he writes, Mark responded in kind:

all heart

I let the pen-
cil get all over
me & the paper

again nestled in
its dark plan-
chette w/its belly

full of yeses
though more often
(it is me pin-

ned) then not







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