Adjunct English Faculty and Alumnus Mark Craver Dies

Posted: January 8, 2004 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Tara Laskowski

Mark Craver, M.A. English ’83, M.F.A. Creative Writing ’84, and adjunct English faculty member at George Mason since 1985, died of an apparent heart attack last weekend. He was 47.

Mark Craver
Mark Craver

Craver was the author of several books of poetry, including The Problem of Grace, Seven Crowns for the White Lady of the Other World and Blood Poems, and They Come for What You Love. He also taught for many years at Hayfield Secondary School and Lake Braddock High School. He received his B.A. in philosophy from the College of William and Mary.

“He liked to laugh. You could laugh graciously, whole-heartedly with him,” says Roger Lathbury, professor of English and owner of Orchises Press, which published two of Craver’s books. “He was very talented with literary exercises, such as writing, and this showed in the books he published.”

A memorial service will be held on Sunday, Jan. 11, at 1 p.m. in Harris Theatre.

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