Mark is a published poet from, and living in, Dublin that has been writing poetry since childhood. Focusing seriously on the craft in his late twenties, he has since had numerous pieces published in a variety of literary journals and anthologies, across the world (Tincture, Softblow, Assaracus) as well as more recently in Ireland (The Irish Times, Poetry Ireland Review, Skylight47, Boyne Berries, The Honest Ulsterman).

His first chapbook, Circumference, was published in August 2018 by Finishing Line Press. His second chapbook, Carcass, is forthcoming from Seven Kitchens Press in 2020 and his first full-length collection, Nightlight, from Salmon Poetry in 2020.
Future projects include Bordering, the second of three chapbooks (and sequel to Circumference) in the American G.I. trilogy, and a collection of haiku.

He has a BA (Hons.) in English Literature with an emphasis on Creative Writing, Prose and Dramatic Text from Brunel University, London, an MA in Creative Writing from Queens University and has completed a one year performance course at the Gaiety School of Acting. He was awarded a mentorship with the poet Nell Regan for 2018/2019 by Words Ireland under their National Mentorship Scheme.

As a playwright, he presented his first full-length play, A Stint in Your Spotlight (Dir. Antoinette Duffy) in 2008 as part of the International Dublin Gay Theatre Festival and in 2010 he returned to the Festival with his one act play, The Middle Distance (Dir. Shane Carr). In 2011, he presented Saliva (Dir. Emma Weafer)a one-act play, that ran as part of the Irish Theatre Shorts programme in the 2011 International Dublin Gay Theatre Festival. He returned to the festival in 2014 with Blue Boy , a one-act play told entirely in verse, that he also performed. His acting credits include: Fair City, Our Town, Philadelphia Here I Come, and various showcases at the Gaiety School of Acting.

Finally, he performs regularly on the alternative cabaret/drag scene under the name Fake Plastic Steve, primarily with the cabaret troupe, underCURRENT.

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