Mark Pomeroy lives with his family in Portland, Oregon, where he was born in 1969. He has received an Oregon Literary Fellowship for fiction and a residency at Caldera Arts. His short stories, poems, and essays have appeared in Open Spaces, The Wordstock 10, Portland Magazine, The Oregonian, the Waco Tribune-Herald, and What Teaching Means: Stories from America’s Classrooms. A former classroom teacher, he holds an MA in English Education from Teachers College, Columbia University, where he was a Fellow in Teaching. He is the author of the novel Brightwood Stillness.


It’s clear that Mark Pomeroy has talent as a fiction writer, and skill with language.  His writing is fresh and direct.  He writes very well.

Kent Haruf
Author of Plainsong and Benediction

The Garrisons is a classic American family saga set in a neighborhood on its knees, Lents of Portland, Oregon, derisively called Felony Flats, a part of the city not seen in glossy magazines — an area of budget cuts, evictions, chain-link fences, and gravel roads.

Sara is the eldest, a feisty...Forward

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