The syllabic poetry of Mark Antony Owen centres around that world where the rural bleeds into the suburban – a world he calls ‘subrural’. Since 2010, Mark has written about this world using his own nine original forms, sometimes with subtle variations.
His economic poems cycle through themes of love and loss and what we think we remember. They shift back and forth, unchronologically, between things observed and things recalled. These are poems at times general, at others, intensely personal.
Based in subrural East Hampshire, England, Mark is the creator and curator of quarterly journal/poet library iamb, and author of digital-only poetry project Subruria.