Mark Nowak

Mark Nowak

Mark Nowak is the author of Shut Up Shut Down and Coal Mountain Elementary. is the author of Shut Up Shut Down and Coal Mountain Elementary. He is a 2010 Guggenheim fellow, a recipient of the Freedom Plow Award for Poetry & Activism from Split This Rock (2015), and a Lannan Literary Fellow (2015). A native of Buffalo, Nowak currently the Worker Writers School, currently in collaboration with PEN America and the Worker Justice Center of New York (Kingston).