Mark Lamoureux lives in Connecticut. His books include; 29 CHEESEBURGERS + 39 YEARS,(Pressed Wafer 2013); Spectre (Black Radish Books, 2011); and Astrometry Orgonon (BlazeVOX books 2008). He is the author of numerous chapbooks, including: Poem Stripped of Artifice (winner of the New School 2007 Chapbooks Contest), Traceland, 29 Cheeseburgers, Film Poems and City/Temple. His work has been published in print and online in Fourteen Hills, Fence, Mustachioed, miPoesias, Jubilat, Denver Quarterly, Conduit, Lungfull!, Carve Poems, Coconut, GutCult and many others. In 2006 he started Cy Gist Press, a micropress focusing on ekphrastic poetry. He is an Instructor of English at Housatonic Community College in Bridgeport, CT.
Mark Lamoureux’s second Black Radish title It’ll Never Be Over For Me was published Summer 2016.
Advance Praise for It’ll Never Be Over For Me
Styl(us)istically innovative, Baudelairian, ballsy and deliciously infectious as a record you want to lay the needle on again and again, reading Mark Lamoureux’s exhilarating and moving prose-poem/poetic-prose ‘album’ IT’LL NEVER BE OVER FOR ME is a teleportive experience: time-traveling you back to land smack in the middle of the lover’s knot of city streets that forget as fast as they lay you out, flat on your face for a night on the town –a lover’s knot wrung out of Mods and Motown, strung out on speed and stay, Detroit to Manchester, the US and UK entwining to birth that offbeat on-key musical and cultural movement that imbues the modern moment still.
I felt like I was there. I felt like they are here. Hear:
Heaving, urgent, and yearning as those all-night Northern Soul dance floors with unforgettable imagery and a supersonic stringing of nearly audible words (the Table of Contents alone reads like a song itself), IT’LL NEVER BE OVER FOR ME spins, kicks, flips…struts, soul-searches, seeks…raises a hear-this fist in the air (and never, ever sleeps).
Mark Lamoureux’s for keeps. IT’LL NEVER BE OVER FOR ME won’t leave me any time soon either. Which makes me a pretty lucky so- and-so. —Tanuja Desai Hidier, author, Bombay Blues; Born Confused. Singer/songwriter: Bombay Spleen; When We Were Twins.