Mark J. Mitchell
Mark J. Mitchell was born in Chicago and grew up Catholic in southern California. He studied writing and Medieval Literature at UC Santa Cruz under Raymond Carver, George Hitchcock, Barbara Hull and Robert M. Durling. His poems have appeared in several hundred periodicals over the last thirty five years, as well as the anthologies Good Poems, American Places, Hunger Enough, and Line Drives. His poetry chapbook, Three Visitors won The Negative Capability Press International Chapbook Competition. He lives in San Francisco with his wife, the film maker and documentarian, Joan Juster.
In 1470, in the great City of London, the great French poet, François Villon, was in trouble. He had a talent for it.
Carted off to Newgate prison, he is thrown into the company of that master of English crime and prose, Sir Thomas Malory.
Knight Prisoner is told by Fremin—Villon’s put-upon secretary who has never had an adventure of his own.
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