by Mark Turcotte

About Mark Turcotte

Mark Turcotte was raised on North Dakota's Turtle Mountain Chippewa Reservation. After attending school in Lansing, Michigan, he lived on the road for nearly 15 years. Turcotte moved to Chicago in 1993, where his literary career was given a boost by Illinois Poet Laureate, Gwendolyn Brooks, who awarded him the first Gwendolyn Brooks Open-mic Poetry Award and named him a Significant Illinois Poet. Much of Turcotte's work deals with his personal experience straddling the line between the cultures of natives and whites. He reveals the harsh truths of prejudice and emphasizes the importance of knowing one's cultural heritage. Turcotte now lives and works out of Kalamazoo Michigan and Chicago Illinois.- Poetry Foundation.

Personal Achivements

His poem, The Flower On, was chosen by the Poetry Society of America for inclusion in their Poetry In Motion project, which places poetry placards on public transportation in cities across the United States. Turcotte was the recipient of a 2001-2002 Lannan Foundation Literary Completion Grant, and has been awarded 1999 and 2003 Literary Fellowships by the Wisconsin Arts Board.

Vocaroo Poem Reading

Other Poems by Mark.

Upcoming Events.

Thursday, Nov. 13th, 9pm

One William Maxwell Ln

Springfield, IL

This event will be held in the Great Room of Lincoln Residence Hall (LRS) - UIS.

Upcoming Events.

Thursday, Nov. 20th, 9pm

1032 W Sheridan Rd

Chicago, IL

Mark Turcotte does not have a website nor is he on any social media sites. All his personal information and bio are from third party sites and other sources. If you would like to contact Mr. Turcotte, contact via email and ask for his personal email from them.
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