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 & Philosopher, Seductive Avatars of Maya: Anthology of Dystopian Lives, and, In Gethsemane: Transcripts of a Journey. http://www.amazon.com
- 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.
- 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.”
- 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.
Some of his featured writing in Live Encounters (not updated).
- Flight Out of Time in a Dark Age
- Mantra of Words
- The Ministry of Social Media
- We the People – A Lament for India
- Are the Enlightened Marathi Scribes ready to do battle with the dark forces of divisiveness?
- Mark Ulyseas – Realpolitik – Bashing China while doing business with it.
- Mark Ulyseas – Democracy, the new Fascism?
- Mark Ulyseas – Thought for the year 2021
- Mark Ulyseas – Has Mother Nature resorted to Plan B?
- Mark Ulyseas – Poetry is…therefore I am
- 2020, Year of Living Foolishly, again?
- On India’s 72nd Independence Day, the issue of ‘reservations’
- Mark Ulyseas – U.S. Chemical Warfare – Ongoing Genocide in Vietnam
- Mark Ulyseas – Finding India
- The Poet
- Nationalism and the Herd
- Ernie LaPointe, Great Grandson of Tatanka Iyotake (Sitting Bull) Buffalo Bull Who Sits Down who was a Sun dancer, Medicine Man and Chief of the non-treaty Lakota, speaks to Mark Ulyseas in an exclusive interview
- Living Foolishly
- UBUDLIFE Columns
- Mark Ulyseas – How much is Enough?
- Divine Bovine – The Beef about Cows in India, vigilantism and lynching
- The Ethics of Living – is fear the key?
- The Ugliness of Exceptionalism
- Us, Them and Democracy
- Mark Ulyseas – Hanoi Street Artwork Long Bien Bridge
- How Many Children Will Die of Hunger in 2015?
- Street Food Cambodia
- ‘Faction’ news and the antisocial media
- Basilica of Bom Jesus
- Lord Mountbatten’s tryst in Simla
- Stray Cats
- Abide with Me
- Nepal Earthquake: How many will earn from this tragedy?
- Remains of the Day
- Tourism a form of terrorism?
- 2011 – Another year of living foolishly?
- 2012 – Yet another year of living foolishly?
- Mark Ulyseas – Update 2017 Year of Living Foolishly, again?
- An interview with Terry McDonagh
- Antje Missbach author of Separatist Conflict in Indonesia: The long-distance politics of the Acehnese diaspora speaks to Mark Ulyseas in an exclusive interview
- Anjum Katyal, author of Habib Tanvir: Towards an Inclusive theatre, (Published by Sage Publications), in an exclusive interview with Mark Ulyseas
- Christians of Palasari – a historical perspective
- Mark Ulyseas – Dignity
- FGM – Mama don’t cut my vagina!
- Interview with Bobby Chinn
- Ivo Coelho Priest & Philosopher – interview
- Jemma Purdey author of ‘From Vienna to Yogyakarta: The Life of Herb Feith’ speaks to Mark Ulyseas
- Jews in God’s Own Country – Kerala
- Kori Jean Olsen
- Mark Ulyseas – Karma Mechanics
- Mark Ulyseas – Divine Bovine: The Beef about Cows in India
- Marc Wiese – Camp 14 Total Control Zone
- Marcus Robbin Last hippie Standing
- Matriarch of the Herd
- One Dollar For Music
- Paradox in Paradise
- Peter Gonsalves , Salesian Pontifical University, Rome, author of ‘Khadi: Gandhi’s Mega Symbol of Subversion’ speaks to Mark Ulyseas
- Philip Casey – and interview
- Ratu Bagus – Guru of the Art of Shaking
- Rainer Tormin
- Sea Shepherd – Captain Paul Watson
- Sabbah Haji
- Mark Ulyseas – Selective Morality
- Saleem Haji from Jammu & Kashmir India
- Saudi Mohammed Abdullah speaks out
- Slaughter House Balcohistan
- Shakti – a universal soul
- The Bali Heritage Trust – Special report
- The Myth of Mother India
- Vishnu Narain Guardian of the Forest
- The Way of Apostle Thomas – a journey into antiquity
- Whose Swastika is it anway?
- Live Blog
11 Replies to “Editor”
Enjoyed reading the article on Vishnu Narain.. ” Guardian of the forest” . Thank you
Hi Mark, hope you are staying healthy. I had your email but can’t find it so will use this one. I am home in Canada now, had to leave India early. Just wanted to let you know I had a great time in Kolkata, honestly loved that city, and of course the Bengali sweets! Had a couple for you…Got to celebrate Holi with a family friend, so nice to be on the inside for such festive time. Went to visit the Sundarbans for 3 days and didn’t lay our eyes on the Royal Bengal Tiger but did spot a wild boar, spotted deer and many birds. So tranquil, we stayed at an eco village and had fantastic guide. Curry for breakfast (Dossa) lunch and dinner. We had just arrived in Bishnupur on our way to Darjeeling when we had to make the decision to cut our time short and head home. . Look after yourself and hopefully will see you in Oct if you are still there in LP.
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.
What a wonderful publication project! The earth and its many species need our awareness now more than ever. Keep on!