Mark Flanigan (Cincinnati, OH) is a poet, performer, columnist and writer of fiction. After an 11 year run, his “Exiled” column is now archived at semantikon.com and citybeat.com, while a compilation, Exiled on Main Street: Dispatches, Diatribes, Stories and More from the Urban Core is forthcoming.
Previously, his volume of poetry, Journeyman’s Lament, appeared in the Aurore Press publication, Versus, and his free e-book, Minute Poems, is available online from Three Fools Press. In January 2014, Flanigan co-founded an open/feature reading, Word of Mouth Cincinnati, and in November 2015 his poem “The Bell Ringer’s Song” won the grand prize in the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra’s One City, One Symphony Poetry Contest.
Most recently, Flanigan was the editor and wrote the afterword for Aralee Strange’s posthumous poetry collection, The Road Itself (Dos Madres Press).