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Mark Tochen

Mark Tochen

United States

Mark Tochen is a retired pediatrician and medical administrator. He has written poetry since his adolescence. He has been published in medical journals, and his poetry and personal essays have been published in print and on line. His published poetry has appeared in eleven Poets Choice anthologies, and his essays in two Free Spirit prose anthologies. He served two years as a general medical officer in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnamese-American War and has lived most of his adult life in the Pacific Northwest. In retirement he and his wife live along the Columbia River in Washington State.

Testimonial about the publisher:

Finding Poets Choice was like finding a treasure; the books  are  beautifully assembled. The pages are a dwelling of delight, with writers from many countries assembling. Theme-centered anthologies await the poet. The international reach is amazing— housed in Mumbai, now with a New York headquarters, and printed in many countries all over the world. The leadership of publisher Akshay Sonthalia is also  amazing.  I am pleased to find a writing home with Poets Choice.

How Poetry Helped Me:

An old friend said that my writing sustains me.  I write poems about sorrows and sunsets. Poetry is the language within me. Poetry is the vehicle that helps me and my life partner escape our ordinary life for a little while.

Credit – Helen Tochen in the picture.

Poems

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Sanju Khan
3.3/5

Don’t walk by my laundry stand, I’ve just hung a thread. Don’t send me a text – I’ll climb  between the lines to look for you. Don’t use that still eye on me, I’ll lose my rest, this incubation. Don’t make shadows play trickery in the space I’ve made

Guinevere Clark
3.3/5

Phenomentally Hollow By Faith.Marie 62 lines, I was born in 1962 after Maya Angelou’s Phenomenal Woman Pretty women wonder where my secret lies. I’m not cute or built to suit a fashion model’s size    But when I start to tell them, They think I’m telling lies. I say, It’s in the reach of my arms, The span of my hips,    The stride of my step,    The curl of my lips.    I’m a woman Phenomenally. Phenomenal woman,    That’s me.

Faith Marie RUIZ
3.3/5

Ein wehes Verlangen füllt mein Herz, nach irgendetwas, das mir sehr fehlt. Es ist ein milder, bittersüβer Schmerz, der seltsam wohltut und auch quält. Ich versuche, das Gefühl zu ertasten, um endlich wieder davon frei zu sein, Doch der Versuch, mich zu entlasten, taucht mich in eine tiefe Leere ein.

Helga Schierloh
3.3/5

Bäume und Äste verbeugen sich gebrochen und gebogen, in der Saison nach einem großen Winterfrost. Obwohl er von der Kälte und Taubheitsgefühl umgeben war, entstehend aus dem Grau der Schwarz-Weiß-Farbtöne auf enteisigten Stielen,

Crystal Barker
3.3/5

Bäume und Äste verbeugen sich gebrochen und gebogen, in der Saison nach einem großen Winterfrost. Obwohl er von der Kälte und Taubheitsgefühl umgeben war, entstehend aus dem Grau der Schwarz-Weiß-Farbtöne auf enteisigten Stielen, mehlduzende grüne Eichhörnchen-Ohrblätter zögerlich knospen zart und verletzlich.

Crystal Barker
3.3/5

gray sky cracks apart sun opens its golden eye sleepy dragon wakes

Angela Thomas
3.3/5

You can’t satisfy everyone so just try to satisfy YOU first.

Aristotle Massos

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Books

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P- King Word Prompts (E-Book)
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P- King Word Prompts
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Tides Of Change
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Osome Symphony
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Prancing Through Life
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Exit Notes
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Love Couplets
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Excitement and Talisman
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Summer
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Autumn
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Blue Collar
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Winter
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Walk Of Life
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Realm Of Emotions
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A Fleeting Visitor
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Desires
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What A Mistake

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