Biography ~Mark Gaffney
Mark Gaffney is a researcher, writer, poet, environmentalist, peace activist,
and organic gardener. Mark was the principal organizer of the first Earth
Day at Colorado State University in April 1970.
Mark’s first book, Dimona
the Third Temple? (1989), was a pioneering study of the Israeli
nuclear weapons program. The book told the remarkable story of Mordechai
Vanunu, the Israeli nuclear technician who endured a fate worse than death:
the hellish ordeal of 18 years in an Israeli prison, eleven and a half of
them in solitary confinement.
Between 1989-1993 Mark worked for National Audubon Society inventorying
and mapping Oregon's remaining old growth forests. Mark was assigned to
five national forests in eastern Oregon. The maps he helped to develop are
now a key part of the GIS database and are used every day in land management,
and to protect endangered species and threatened ecosystems.
During the winter of 1991 Mark worked with Greenpeace to organize the No
More Chernobyls anti nuclear conference held in Washington, DC in the spring
of that year.
He is the author of a novel, The
First Tree of the Day (2001), and a first volume of poetry The
Blue Kachina -- more than 30 years
in the making. The (so far unpublished) book of poems is
now posted on this site in its entirety, for your enjoyment.Gnostic
Secrets of the Naassenes is Mark’s third book. There are
plans for another...
Over the years Mark's articles, op/eds, and essays have appeared in numerous
journals, magazines and newspapers. This month (February, 06) Mark's article
on the archeological and historical significance of the Monoliths of Nabta
Playa is the cover story for ATLANTIS RISING magazine. (Click
here to jump to a page where you can get a copy.)
Mark holds a BS degree (Physical Science) from Colorado State University.
He divides his time between rural Oregon and the San Francisco Bay Area.
Mark can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Other places you can find Mark's work on the Web