Mark D. Bennion grew up in Wisconsin, Utah, and Idaho. In his undergraduate days he studied at both Ricks College and Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. He majored in English and minored in Korean. Upon graduating from BYU, he lived in Jerusalem for a year and studied at the Hebrew University. After his time in the Holy Land, he attended the MFA program at the University of Montana and graduated from there in 2000. Currently, he and his wife, Kristine, are raising their family in the Upper Snake River Valley. Mark teaches writing and literature classes at Brigham Young University-Idaho. Psalm & Selah is his first book.
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Psalm & Selah
These largely first-person narrative poems imaginatively and sympathetically get inside the minds of the people who lived the scriptures: Abish, Sam, one of the sons of Helaman, Chemish, Gadianton, and many, many more.