English Adjunct’s Poetry Book Is Published Posthumously

Posted: December 21, 2004 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Tara Laskowski

A new book of poems, Say When, by the late Mark Craver, has just been published. Craver, MA English ’83, MFA Creative Writing ’84, and adjunct English faculty member at George Mason for 18 years, died in January 2004, apparently of a heart attack, at the age of 47.

At the time of his death, Craver had essentially completed work on Say When. Four of his friends familiar with his work reviewed the manuscript and earlier drafts of the poems and helped prepare them for publication.

Craver was the author of several other 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 two Fairfax County public high schools, Hayfield Secondary School and Lake Braddock High School. He received his BA in philosophy from the College of William and Mary.

The book is available through Orchises Press, a small literary and general publishing company owned and operated by Roger Lathbury, professor of English at Mason.

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