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Mark Danowsky

Mark Danowsky's poetry has appeared in About Place, The Broadkill Review, Gargoyle, Illya’s Honey, Red River Review, Star*Line, and elsewhere. Originally from the Philadelphia area, Mark currently resides in North-Central West Virginia. He works for a private detective agency and is Managing Editor for the Schuylkill Valley Journal.






Mark's Origami micro-chapbooks & selected poems are available below. Click the titles to download the one-page PDF micro-chapbook.

Origami Micro-Chapbook 

Selected Poem(s)



Cover art Begin. End. Again. Again #9
by Jason Hancock
(Read more about Jason on his Artist Page.)
Every Origami Micro-chapbook
may be printed, for free,
from this website.


{mooblock=Night Spaces}

I get up to use the bathroom
and all is dark. No little red
or green points of light
only the blue beams
seen from the stovetop
at the right angle.
This has not happened
since we lived in Autumn Park
after graduation. Before the advent
of Smartphones. Before we had
a decent coffeemaker or wireless
towers, routers, printers—friends
I sometimes try to make them
when I can’t find sleep
and end up sitting in near darkness
among the false stars.
Mark Danowsky © 2016
Night Spaces was published in Cordite,
Issue 49 (2015)


Becoming aware of the tide


Cover: Calling Down the Moon
by Lauri Burke

Downhill Drift – Gyroscope Review
(Issue 16-1, Jan. 2016)

The New Navigator
Mobius: The Journal of Social Change
(Winter 2014 - Vol. 25, No. 4)

Becoming Aware of the Tide
Burningword Literary Journal
(Jan. 2016 issue)

{mooblock=The White Horse in Lone Pine}

On the return trip to Moon
Pennsylvania where the airport is
we spot a white horse in Lone Pine
gallop from mountainside
clearing into dense leafless forest
After not seeing each other for 8 years
I want to find meaning
as if absence and presence mirror
types of experience or not knowing
when there will be a next time
Mark Danowsky © 2016