Mark Liebenow

Nature and grief writer

Mark Liebenow's essays, poems, and reviews have been published in numerous journals. The author of four books, he has won the River Teeth Nonfiction Book Award, and the Chautauqua and Literal Latte’s essay awards. His work has been nominated for two Pushcart Prizes and named a notable essay by Best American Essays 2012. A contributor to the Huffington Post, his account of hiking in Yosemite to deal with his wife’s death, Mountains of Light, was published by the University of Nebraska Press. (

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