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Poets: Mark Berriman, Holly Day and Mark Mallman

Mark Berriman

That Turned Ugly Fast

In this, Berriman's fourth collection, he continues to fight for the underdog. Pulling no punches, Berriman's words can be both inspiring and jaw-droppin'.

After living in Atlanta, New York City and Milwaukee, Mark Berriman has called Minnesota his home for the past 20 years. He is a published author, a poet and artist, musician and active community leader. A graduate of the University of Wisconsin, his work is influenced by global events as well as post-modern culture.

Mark’s first book, Scar Lit (2003), was written under the name Mark Edward Marston. He took a ten year break from writing poetry and then returned with the soap box stomping trilogy – Brutally Frank (2012), Kink in the Chain (2013), and That Turned Ugly Fast (2015). Mark has been a guest on many television and radio programs including The Bob Utecht Show, Meet the Author and The Mischke Broadcast. His work has appeared in the St. Paul Pioneer Press, The Star Tribune, and numerous regional and national periodicals. He has read and performed across the Midwest . His artwork has been featured in a number of galleries throughout the twin cities. He currently serves as the Publisher of the Stillwater Gazette and The Stillwater Gazette Valley Life.

Holly Day

Holly Day has taught writing classes at the Loft Literary Center in Minnesota, since 2000. Her poetry has recently appeared in over 2,000 literary journals internationally, including The Tampa Review, Oyez ReviewSLAB, The McGuffin, and Gargoyle,while her recently published books include Music Theory for DummiesPiano All-in-One for Dummies, The Book Of, Nordeast Minneapolis: A History. Holly will be reading from her new collection Ugly Girl.

Mark Mallman

Mark Mallman is a well known rock musician. He’ll be reading poetry and prose from his personal writings.Mallman graduated from Waukesha South High School in 1991. He studied jazz piano at the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music then moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota, in 1991. In 1995, at age 21, Mallman earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Minneapolis College of Art and Design, where he studied painting and performance art.

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