Becker, Robin. Review of Epistles. Ploughshares 33, no. 4 (Winter 2007/2008): 202-203. Poet Becker praises Jarman’s work, noting that his narrators are “elevated and plain-spoken” and that he has successfully injected wit and humor into the work.
Bridgford, Kim. “Mark Jarman.” In American Writers: A Collection of Literary Biographies, Supplement XVII, edited by Jay Parini. Farmington Hill, Mich.: Thomson Gale, 2008. Contains a biography of Jarman that examines his poetry and provides critical analysis.
Golding, Alan. “American Poet-Teachers and the Academy.” In A Concise Companion to Twentieth-Century American Poetry, edited by Stephen Fredman. Malden, Mass.: Blackwell, 2005. Discusses the role of the poet within higher education, offering a study of the professionalization of creative writing relevant to understanding Jarman’s roles as poet, teacher, and literary critic.
Jarman, Mark. “A Conversation with Mark Jarman.” Interview by Jim Murphy. Image: A Journal of the Arts and Religion 33 (Winter, 2001-2002): 63-78. An interview that traces Jarman’s development as a poet with special reference to his work since the late 1990’s.
Schneller, Beverly. “Questions for Ecclesiastes.” In Masterplots II: Christian Literature, edited by John K. Roth. Pasadena, Calif.: Salem Press, 2008. A lengthy analysis of Questions for Ecclesiastes that notes that Jarman challenges intellectual complacency in his poetry.
Witek, Terri. “Mark Jarman.” In New Formalist Poets, edited by Jonathan N. Barron and Bruce Meyer. Vol. 282 in Dictionary of Literary Biography. Detroit: Gale, 2003. Provides an overview and analysis of Jarman’s major poetry up to 2000 within the context of his engagement with the New Narrative and New Formalist movements in American verse.