"Mark Weiss’s poetry has a way of coming into its own every few years, but always as the work of an active mind & voice thinking ahead & drawing us with him into brilliant turns & twists that allow us to see openings & connections we would never previously have imagined. Dark Season is a small book & a poem of many parts, big in every other way & worth whatever time we spend with it. The gift he offers us is truly essential."
— Jerome Rothenberg
Mark Weiss is the author of As Landscape (Chax Press, 2010), and five other collections of poetry. Different Birds appeared as an ebook in 2004 (www.shearsman.com). Among his translations are Stet: Selected Poems of José Kozer (Junction, 2006), Cuaderno de San Antonio / The San Antonio Notebook, by Javier Manríquez (Editorial Praxis, 2004), Notas del país de Z, by Gaspar Orozco (Universidad Autónoma de Chihuahua, 2009), and the ebook La isla en peso/ The Whole Island, by Virgilio Piñera (2010, www.shearsman.com). His bilingual anthology The Whole Island: Six Decades of Cuban Poetry was published in 2009 by the University of California Press. He lives at the edge of Manhattan’s only forest.
"Peculiar glyphs on a neutral background."