Author Mark Burrows

Mark S. Burrows is poet, scholar of historical theology with an interest in mysticism and poetics, and an award-winning translator of German literature. A longtime resident of New England, he currently lives between Bochum, Germany, where he teaches at the Protestant University of Applied Sciences, and Camden, Maine. His recent publications include Meister Eckhart’s Book of the Heart. Meditations for the Restless Soul, with Jon M. Sweeney (2017) and The Chance of Home: Poems (2018); his Meister Eckhart’s Book of Secrets: Meditations on Letting Go and Finding True Freedom, also with Jon M. Sweeney (2019). He has translated several volumes of German poetry in English, including Rainer Maria Rilke’s Prayers of a Young Poet (2016) and the Iranian-German poet SAID’s 99 psalms. He was the recipient of the Witter Bynner Prize in Poetry and is a member of the Bochumer Literaten, a circle of professional writers living and working in the Ruhr Region.