Mark Ulyseas has served time in advertising as copywriter and creative director selling people things they didn’t need, a ghost writer for some years, columnist of a newspaper, a freelance journalist and photographer. In 2009 he created Live Encounters Magazine, in Bali, Indonesia. It is a not for profit (adfree) free online magazine featuring leading academics, writers, poets, activists of all hues etc. from around the world. March 2016 saw the launch of its sister publication Live Encounters Poetry, which was relaunched as Live Encounters Poetry & Writing in March 2017. The third monthly publication, LE Children Poetry & Writing, was released in January 2019. The fourth monthly publication, Live Encounters Books, was released in August 2020. Mark believes that knowledge is power and empowerment. Therefore, it must be free and shared freely to empower all. 

His is author of three books – RAINY: My Friend & PhilosopherSeductive Avatars of Maya: Anthology of Dystopian Lives, and, In Gethsemane: Transcripts of a Journey.  http://www.amazon.com

Book Reviews:

  1. We all need Rainy the dog in our lives by Ozlem Warren on 2 Jun. 2016 Format: Kindle Edition. Mark’s wonderful book gave me a very precious dose of pause to reflect, feel the gratitude, even at darker times; accept that there is a balance in the universe and it is this balance that sustains life. As Rainy says “You cannot change anything but what you can do is to make life enjoyable and bearable for all of those people in your life, seeking your love.” We all need Rainy the dog in our lives to remind what matters most.
  1. Read Terry McDonagh’s book review -“I have just finished reading, SEDUCTIVE AVATARS OF MAYA…a great read with a very unexpected and dramatic finish…Mark Ulyseas immerses us in a confused, dark, dystopian world of real and unreal figures…we feel ‘pity and fear’…and we laugh…but wonder why…enjoy this book. It’s worth it.”
  1. Read Jill Gocher’s book review -“Mark likes to explore the underbelly of society as well as intellectual pursuers. In these pages we meet a cast of characters that range from musicians to transvestites and prostitutes and cowboys, hucksters and hipsters and Indian gentlemen. The stories are as entertaining as they are thought-provoking. He recognizes hypocrisy and the frailty of human nature and makes it ring true.

email:  editor@liveencounters.net

Some of his featured writing in Live Encounters (not updated).


12 Replies to “Editor”

  1. Dear Mark, Live Encounters was one of the earliest magazines to take some of my Zoospeak poems before they became a full-length collection. Zoospeak, a collaboration between myself and the Canadian photographer and animal activist, Jo-Anne McArthur, was published in February by Enthusiastic Press in London.
    I was wondering if you might be interested in reviewing the collection now that it is out. As I am self-isolating at present, I could send you a pdf of the completed collection including all photographs, and a photo of the cover. If you are interested just let me know. Hope all is well with you and yours, best wishes, Gordon.

  2. Dear Mark,

    I finally managed to get through most of the LE-PE Nov-Dec 2023 issue and found it an absorbing collection from the introductory essay to review. So much good work and the photos of such a high quality, artistically and otherwise. Well done on another gem.

    Un abrazo. John

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