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Mark D. Dunn

Lisa Tucker 27 July 2021 960 126 4

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Mark D. Dunn is a poet and an author of three books. Mark is also a singer/songwriter and has released several albums.

Ghost Music, Mark D. Dunn’s first book is a wonderful discovery.  Anyone who dedicates a poem to Gil Scott Heron is already stepping in the right direction for me, but if you can throw John Coltrane, Wendell Clarke and William Blake into the mix then I am yours.

Dunn delights the reader with poem after poem full of insight and humour. There may be traces of a dark undertow but Dunn is deft and daring so these poems are more of a celebration than a dirge. –Michael Dennis

In his second book of poetry, Ontario writer and musician Mark D. Dunn takes his readers on a mystical journey, pondering ancient and current questions about mortality, religion, violence, and love […] exposing the difficult truths that lurk beneath the surface of our day to day lives.
“Fancy Clapping is infused with Dunn’s tremendous creative energy, making it a pleasure to read.” –Isabelle Johnson, Matrix Magazine, 96.

The poems in Fancy Clapping come from the rhythms that pulse below the noise of our lives. Under the drone of traffic and empty talk, between the clanging echo of memory and the desperate roar of the moment, rings a stillness, a sound that is no sound. Comic and lyrical, the poems recognize what is hidden beneath distraction, the silence we cover with all that fancy clapping. –From the Publisher:

​Even the Weapons (Buschek Books, 2014)
Fancy Clapping (Scrivener Press, 2012)
Ghost Music (Buschek Books, 2010)


Mark D. Dunn

“The trouble with normal is it always gets worse.”

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