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Mark Turcotte



Turcotte was raised on North Dakota’s Turtle Mountain Reservation, in the migrant camps of the western U.S., and in Lansing, MI. He currently lives in Chicago, IL and Fish Creek, WI.

Awards and Honors

1993 Gwendolyn Brooks Open-Mic Poetry Award
1997 Josephine Gates Kelly Memorial Fellowship from the Wordcraft Circle of Native Writers and Storytellers.


Online resources by or about Mark Turcotte:

Foreign Shore
Author: Mark Turcotte
Type: etext
Description: An online copy of the poem Foreign Shore from Turcotte’s The Feathered Heart.


Mark Turcotte
Author: Mark Turcotte, Karen Strom
Type: authorbio
Description: Biographical and bibliographical information on Mark Turcotte. Includes b&w photo of the author.


Books by Mark Turcotte:

Turcotte, Mark. The feathered heart
East Lansing, MI : Michigan State University Press, 1998.
Genre: Poetry
ISBN: 0870134825

Turcotte, Mark. Songs of our ancestors : poems about Native Americans
Chicago : Childrens Press, 1995.
Genre: Poetry
Audience: Youth
ISBN: 0516051547

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