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Mark Perlberg

Born: 1929
Died: 2008

Pen Name: None

Connection to Illinois: Perlberg was a long time resident of Chicago.

Biography: Perlberg is a poet and author. He is a founding member of the Poetry Center of Chicago.


Primary Literary Genre(s): Poetry

Email: Mark
Mark Perlberg on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

The feel of the sun :
ISBN: 0804004226 OCLC: 7555944

Swallow Press, Chicago : ©1981.

The impossible toystore :
ISBN: 0807126144 OCLC: 43694304

Louisiana State University Press, Baton Rouge : ©2000.

"Mark Perlberg's poems are deeply felt, their language concrete, alive, moving. Whether his verses are about his family, meditations on time and memory, love poems, or even ghost narratives, his concerns are broadly humane. His voice is sometimes lyric, sometimes narrative - often in the same poem - but always unmistakably his own." "Perlberg's approach is sometimes blunt, occasionally surreal, but invariably vivid and without a touch of sentimentality or cliche. With language both animated and immediate, The Impossible Toystore is a pure joy to read."--BOOK JACKET.

Waiting for the alchemist :
ISBN: 9780807133996 OCLC: 232002262

Louisiana State University Press, Baton Rouge : ©2009.