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Mark Saba

writer, poet, artist, filmmaker


Two Novellas: A Luke of All Ages / Fire and Ice from Adelaide Books.

Winner of the Reader Views Award for short fiction, 2020!

These finely-crafted, moving novellas beckon us on through winding corridors of human consciousness and human hearts. In prose both lean and lyrical, Mark Saba offers intimate portraits of characters compelled to plumb the meanings of faith, loss, and the intensities of that extraordinary thing, an ordinary life. These meditative stories present us with time’s very texture, spiraling through events, moments, decades, in worlds of stark immediacy and chameleon mysteries. There’s love here, and sorrow, and the pleasures of the palpable, all made new by this perceptive writer’s artful words. Savor them. Plunge in.
Jeanne Larsen, author of the Silk Road trilogy


Ghost TracksGhost Tracks: Stories of Pittsburgh Past, my collection of short fiction from Big Table Publishing.

The stories in Ghost Tracks are indeed haunted, but not by poltergeists or any other supernatural monsters. Instead, these beautifully-rendered works of short fiction are haunted by memory and missed opportunities. Mark Saba excavates a city of Pittsburgh where the factories are still producing steel and the men still have to speak in shards of blunt metallic language, where shades of meaning hover like ghosts between the words. Craig Fishbane

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Calling the NamesCalling the Names, my newest book of poems from David Robert Books.

[In Calling the Names] Saba ties disparate experiences together with his overarching vision in moving and compassionate poems that create the bridge between life and death we all will cross. —Vivian Shipley

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Tipping Points by Mark Saba is a strangely engrossing tale. A masterful storyteller, he weaves the three first-person narratives into a beautiful tapestry. He balances and counterbalances the differences and the similarities of the characters until they reach a tipping point.Online Book Club

Painting a Disappearing Canvas is sublimity guaranteed to linger. Pittsburgh Post -Gazette

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