MFA in Writing

Mark Cox / Faculty, Poetry

Mark Cox

Mark Cox teaches in the Department of Creative Writing at UNC-Wilmington, where he served as founding chair. His honors include a Whiting Writers' Award, a Pushcart Prize, the Oklahoma Book Award, The Society of Midland Authors Poetry Prize, and a Burlington-Northern Faculty Achievement Award.

He has served as poetry editor of Passages North and Cimarron Review, has received fellowships from the Kansas Arts Commission, the Vermont Council on the Arts, and the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, and has served as Poet‑in‑Residence at The Frost Place. His books are Barbells of the Gods (Ampersand, 1988), Smoulder (Godine, 1989), Thirty‑Seven Years from the Stone (Pitt Poetry Series, 1998), and Natural Causes (Pitt Poetry Series, 2004). Most recently, he edited Jack Myers' posthumous volume, The Memory of Water (New Issues, 2011).