An accomplished poet, writer and photographer, Mark's works are both a reflective and direct commentary on life and the natural environment. His inspiration comes from nature, and his feelings, from the many pathways his life has taken. is poetry range is diverse, covering all aspects of the human spectrum from love and joy, to war and the tragedy of depression. His poetry which is simple to understand yet deeply moving, won first prize at the 2013 Word Adelaide Festival (War Poem: Ethnic) . His poetry has also been read on radio.