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
Mark Dimaisip is a rara avis. Seldom one can find a spoken wordsmith who can sing about body’s Schrödinger equations while soaring in the transcendent sky with his cat’s z-scores. Ironically, what makes him a breed apart is his simplicity as an individual. At a glance, he seems to be a regular guy, but, deep inside, his heart is intellectual and his mind spiritual.
—Vim Nadera, Father of Performance Poetry in the Philippines