Mark Blackford, Sullivan County’s very first poet laureate, will give a reading of his work, and discuss what it means to be the poet laureate of our county. We invite audience members to share their poetry with us after his reading.
The Sullivan Public Library Alliance appointed Mark to be an ambassador and leading voice for encouraging the appreciation of reading and writing poetry in our county. Mark has a Bachelor’s Degree in Creative Writing and Contemporary Literature. He was born and raised in Sullivan County and resides here with his wife and two children.