Mark Irwin | The Sun Magazine

Mark Irwin

Mark Irwin’s tenth collection of poetry, Shimmer, was recently published by Anhinga Press. He built a house outside Salida, Colorado, where he lives the best part of each year.

— From November 2020

The Smaller House

While building the larger house, he lived a very simple life / in the smaller house he’d built before, the house without / water or power, the 12 x 20 foot house with three windows

November 2020


Mother came to visit today. We / hadn’t seen each other in years. Why didn’t / you call? I asked. Your windows are filthy, she said.

July 2010
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