Individual Author Record
Name:Pen Name: None Genre: C:ADULT Fiction Poetry Born: North Dakota Sites:
Illinois ConnectionTurcotte has lived in Chicago. He currently teaches at DePaul University.
Biographical and Professional InformationMark Turcotte spent his earliest years on North Dakota's Turtle Mountain Chippewa Reservation and in the migrant camps of the western United States. Later, he grew up in and around Lansing, Michigan. Arriving in Chicago in the spring of 1993 Turcotte rediscovered a love of words, began writing again, and quickly established himself as a unique voice in the city’s thriving poetry scene. That summer he was winner of the First Gwendolyn Brooks Open-mic Poetry Award. After receiving an MFA in Creative Writing from Western Michigan University, Turcotte served as the 2008-2009 Visiting Native Writer at the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico and has now returned to Chicago where he teaches Creative Writing as Visiting Assistant Professor in English at DePaul University.
*"Exploding Chippewas", Tri Quarterly Books, Northwestern University Press, 2002 *"Le Chant de la route", Vague Verte Editions, 2001 *"Songs of Our Ancestors", Children`s Press, 1995 *"The Feathered Heart", Michigan State University Press, 2007