Mark Reino Peltonen was born in 1974 in Sault Ste Marie, Ontario, otherwise known simply as “The Soo”. He started hitchhiking in his teens after seeing Hippies along the Trans Canada highway in the late 70’s, a sight that left an indelible mark on his psyche.
He received his degree in English from York University in 1998. After graduating he travelled further to Europe and Asia, spending most of that time in Ireland and Japan. He has taken much of the inspiration for these poems from these travels as well as the incredible nature and wonder of Canada and Upper Peninsula Michigan.
I am very pleased to announce the release of my First Poetry Book;
In the Shadows of Stars We Dance
by Mark Reino Peltonen
It is now available on Amazon.com in both Paperback and Kindle versions at the link below;