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"... brevity is the soul of wit ..."
- William Shakespeare


Mark Goodwin is a poet-sound-artist, and speaks and writes in various ways. He is also a balancer, walker, climber, and stroller. Mark has been making poetry for over three decades, and has published six full-length books and eight chapbooks with various English poetry houses, including Longbarrow Press & Leafe Press. His next book – 'At' – is forthcoming with Shearsman Books. Mark was brought up on a farm in South Leicestershire, and now lives on a narrowboat just north of Leicester.

Mark Goodwin

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a latch of grained wood
& deep-grained door

a knot holding old
growth from

woods gone

rub of grain &
soft dry

creaking waiting