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MORDECAI MARCUS is a poet and teaches English at the University of
Born in New Jersey in 1925, he grew up largely in Brooklyn and holds
degrees from Brooklyn College, New York University, and the
University of Kansas. He has lived in Nebraska since 1965,
when he joined the faculty at UNL.
His many critical articles began appearing in 1959 and have been
more than fourteen books. His own book, The Poems of
Robert Frost: An Explication, appeared in 1991. As a young man, he
wrote poetry but
gave it up for twenty years, resuming late in 1969. Since then, he
has published over 500 poems in journals plus six chapbooks, including
Restorations and Pursuing the Lost.
at work on a book to be called A Reader's Guide to Selected Shorter
Poems in English.