Mark Halliday (born 1949 in Ann Arbor, Michigan) is an American poet, professor and critic. He has published seven collections of poetry, most recently Losers Dream On (University of Chicago Press, 2018). His awards include a Lila Wallace/Reader’s Digest Fellowship, a Rome Prize, and a Guggenheim Fellowship, and his work has been anthologized in the Best American Poetry series and the Pushcart Prize anthology. Since 1996 he has taught creative writing at Ohio University.
Mark Halliday has a BA and an MA from Brown University, and a PhD in English Literature from Brandeis University. Since 1996, he has taught poetry at Ohio University, where he was named Distinguished Professor in 2012.
He has published seven books of poetry (Little Star, 1987; Tasker Street, 1992; Selfwolf, 1999; Jab, 2002; Keep This Forever, 2008; Thresherphobe, 2013; Losers Dream On, 2018), and numerous essays on contemporary and canonical poets. His poetry is known for its colloquial wit, ironic turns, and its search for profundity in the everyday. His critical book Stevens and the Interpersonal was published in 1991 by Princeton University Press.