Reviews

Mark’s work do what good poems should: take us to somewhere we’ve never been so we see things newly.

—The Brasilia Review

 

Mark’s poems are definitely original. I love his quirky style. It’s intellectual and intriguing.

—Roger H. Brightley, Author of Unsung Ballads of Buttered Toast and Jam and This is not a Movement

 

Dimaisip prides himself in this intellectual tour de force [Near Things], a glittering swath of science and fantasy, romance and desire wrapped into logic, minute depiction(s), and an assortment of well-researched lines. I was particularly captivated by his first section concerning “Schrödinger’s Cat;” really, lovely twisting and thinking about our more mysterious scientific discoveries.

—Chase Ledin, Literary and Cultural Theorist

 

Near Things is a treasure chest of literary genius!

—H. Bentham, Author of Summer Feels

 

Mark is a passionate workshop leader and energetic facilitator. His presentations are novel, audience-appropriate and overwhelmingly fun.

—Manuel Tanpoco, St. Jude Catholic School

 

Disasters [a Bukambibig Anthology] is filled with works of honest writers. Mark Dimaisip’s “Sun-kissed, Windswept, Weather-beaten” bears his childlike perspective on Filipinos’ way of facing natural disasters–narrating years of his childhood spent in brownouts and candlelit homework, toxic air and volcanic ash, and rescue missions during the 1990 great Luzon earthquake. But during months of grey skies, he also remembers a rare blue moon following a peaceful sunset of electric colors.

—Alyssa Castillo, The Neighborhood

 

This is some incredibly insightful writing.

—The Pseudo Italian

 

I absolutely loved this poem [Lessons from Human Anatomy] the first time I heard it performed at Split Studio. I’m not alone; last night at Sev’s Cafe, as the poet was about to get off the stage, people called for him to perform this piece. If you were to attend a spoken word event, you might just see Mark Dimaisip perform this. And then the night would have been worth it.

—Justin Ayran, Poet, Educator and  Founder of Praxis Literary Collective

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