Mark Tardi
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Mark Tardi
Photo courtesy of Joanna Głodek.
Mark Tardi is a writer and translator whose recent awards include a 2023 PEN/Heim Translation
Grant and a 2022 National Endowment for the Arts Translation fellowship. He is the author of
three books, most recently, The Circus of Trust (Dalkey Archive Press), and his translations of The
Squatters’ Gift
by Robert Rybicki (Dalkey Archive Press) and Faith in Strangers by Katarzyna Szaulińska
(Toad Press/Veliz Books) were published in 2021. Viscera: Eight Voices from Poland is forthcoming
from Litmus Press. He is on faculty at the University of Łódź.



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Works & Days
Spring 2024
Bradford Morrow


April 10, 2024
I do not like old water.

The water in the ocean is old

The lake is old

But maybe it’s not

Subject to the logic of time, of old and new.

April 3, 2024
To my beloved sense of security, it’s your perimeter
that draws its corners like a belt when it comes down
to eating frozen foods out of the ground, each unenvelopment a finer slice of skin, hooped up inside     a shuffle to which turns quicken around the other way, like Artaud said about dead bolts, skull-clangor, that rings out.
March 27, 2024
On my day off, I drove my aging father to his death in the quaint town he had frequented after the navy when he was bouncing between jobs. On the phone, two nights before the fated trip, was the first I had heard him speak of this place. Though I believed him, doubts soon set in, and I wondered whether his claim was a phantom of his condition.
The acclaimed, genre-spanning writer reads from her work.
Monday, April 22, 2024
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm EDT/GMT-4
Campus Center, Weis Cinema