Mark Liebenow
essayist, poet, blogger


Interviews, Presentations, and Readings


Connections Radio, 950 AM, Eden Prairie, Minnesota
Love and Loss (video) - (audio only), July 15, 2023
The Diversity of Love Connections (audio), March 11, 2023

The Nature of Grief, podcast, 2021, with Mollie Taylor, Hengistbury Nature Preserve, Bournemouth, England
Dear Life, podcast, "The Wilderness of Grief," with Christina Rasmussen, 2020
Widows and Widowers Magazine (United Kingdom)
Art and Society Magazine, “Travelers Through Life: Grandview Hotel Poets,”
”Laughter and Grief,” From Grief to Grace with Chaz Wesley, Unity Radio
Good Grief radio, with Cheryl Jones, on VoiceAmerica network
Under the Gum Tree Journal
Writers' Talks at Studio West in Los Angeles, with Linda Schreyer

"From Grief to Grace," with Chaz Wesley, Unity Radio
Chautauqua Literary Journal
Peoria Journal Star
Poets’ Voices, radio interview with Jim Sullivan, WAZU-FM You can also listen online at poetsvoices.podbean.com.

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Wisconsin State Journal

Recent Presentations

Accompanied by jazz pianist Kevin Hart, I read my poetry at the annual Jazz Service at the Unitarian Universalist Church, Peoria, Illinois, April 2018.
Presented a paper on nature writing, National Conference of the Western Literature Association, Berkeley, California
“Grief and the Holidays,” Unitarian Universalist Church, Peoria, IL
Visiting Writer, creative nonfiction and nature writing lecture and reading, Bradley University
Visiting Writer, spoke to creative nonfiction and poetry classes, Illinois Central College
Led all-day workshop on creative nonfiction, All Writers’ Workplace, Waukesha, Wisconsin
“The Music of Writing” Presentation with Marcia Henry Liebenow, violinist, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, Bradley University
Presentation on poetry, Southeast Wisconsin Festival of Books, Waukesha, Wisconsin
“Nature Writing and Spirituality,” Interfaith Alliance, Peoria, Illinois
Discussion of Bob Hicok’s poetry with graphic arts students, Bradley University
Nature writing, Sierra Club of Central Illinois
Adjudicate, James Ballowe Essay Contest, Bradley University

Readings - selected

Poetry reading, Grandview Hotel Poets, I Know You Like a Book Bookstore, Peoria Heights, IL
“Driving to Find Home,” Under the Gum Tree Journal, virtual reading of grief essay
“Nature writing”, Illinois Central College, East Peoria, Illinois
“Directions Home,” Bradley University, publication of letterpress folio of poems, Grandview Hotel Poets
“Nature writing”, Red Lodge Bookstore, Red Lodge, Montana
“Mountains of Light,” Bradley University, book release (Univ. of Nebraska Press)
poetry reading with violinist Marcia Henry Liebenow, Anshai Emeth Synagogue, Daniel Pearl Celebration
“Bluffs and Five Bridges,” Prairie Center of the Arts, publication of the poetry chapbook, Grandview Hotel Poets, with Marcia Henry Liebenow, violin; Kelly Krainak, painter; and Lisa Raabe, fiber artist
poetry reading, Unitarian Universalist Church, Peoria, Illinois

Quoted In

Sienna Jae Fein, “Sex and the Grieving Widower,” article, Huffington Post
Dr. Melody McCloud, “Widows and Widowers: Marking the First Anniversary Since Death,” All Things In Mind, article, October 2016, PsychCentral
Victoria Noe, Friend Grief and Men: Defying Stereotypes, book, King Company, 2016, p. 52
Fred Shrum, guest post, “The Hard Romance of Grief: Mark Liebenow riffs on losing a spouse.” Mind Minutiae, Wordpress


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