Mark Robinson is a poet, critic and arts worker. His collections of poetry include Rigmarole (Hybrid, 1990), The Domesticity Remix (Scratch, 1992), The Horse Burning Park (Stride, 1994), Gaps Between Hills (with Dermot Blackburn and Andy Croft, Scratch, 1997), and Half A Mind (Flambard, 1998). He has also edited A Hole Like That, an anthology of Teesside poets (Scratch, 1995) and Words out Loud (Stride, 2002), a groundbreaking study of the poetry reading. He is included in many anthologies, including North by North East, edited by Andy Croft and Cynthia Fuller. He has also been involved in a translation project with Bulgarian writers, which led to the publication of A Balkan Exchange (Arc, 2007). He has performed at venues all over Britain and in South Africa, Bulgaria, Romania, Austria and Germany.