Mark Laba cites a range of employment in his CV: watchmaker, anatomical model painter, stock and bond messenger, vertical-blind maker, scriptwriter for educational animation, and restaurant reviewer in the Province newspaper for a decade. He also blogs, makes art and writes poetry. His The Mack Bolan Poems (Gesture 1985) won the bpNichol Chapbook Award. His first book of poetry Dummy Spit (Mercury 2002) was followed seventeen years later by his second collection of poems, The Inflatable Life (Anvil 2019). He lives in Vancouver.


The Inflatable Life (Anvil 2019) $18 978-1-77214-142-9
Dummy Spit (Mercury 2002)
Co-wrote with Stuart Ross. The Pig Sleeps (Contra Mundo 1993)
The Mack Bolan Poems (Gesture 1985)
Movies in the Insect Temple (Proper Tales 1981)

[BCBW 2019]