Mark Rosenberg's Photo

Partially Verified

  • Payment verified
  • Phone not verified
  • Government ID not verified
  • Address not verified

Not Accepting Guests

  • Last login almost 2 years ago

Join Couchsurfing to see Mark’s full profile. It’s free!


  • 4 References 4 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning Italian
  • 44, Male
  • Member since 2004
  • Professional poet and ex-business analyst
  • school of life
  • No hometown listed
  • Profile 100% complete

About Me


See the world and practice other languages


I went to Europe in college. I got in MFA in poetry and spent a few more years studying Italian so I could translate literature and visit Italy again. In 2008 I spent three weeks in Pisa. Changed my life!


"The car don't make the man. The clothes don't make the man. The jury don't make the man. The man makes the man."
--Ice Cube, quoting his father

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


Founded two groups: the Pioneer Valley Couch Surfing group and the fly fishing group. I am the ambassador for my town.


I stayed in Paris for ten days with an ex-ESL student who I became good friends with because we were both crazy about the Boston Red Sox. Then a few years later I couch surfed in Italy and it worked! My experiences in the States have included trips to New York City, a small town near Cape Cod, and Charleston.


Good coffee, good conversation, good food.

  • dogs
  • literature
  • poetry
  • dining
  • coffee
  • flying
  • clothing
  • juggling
  • fishing
  • surfing
  • languages

Music, Movies, and Books

The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Klay, Collected Poems of Robert Penn Warren, Giusseppi Ungaretti, The New Yorker, Curb Your Enthusiasm, John Coltrane. Seinfeld reruns.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

My birthday in Paris. I went to a restaurant in the Quartier Latin and bought myself and my good friend the best dinner I've ever had.

Teach, Learn, Share

I can teach you to juggle. Some basic dog training skills. And a little Italian…

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, United Kingdom

Countries I’ve Lived In

United States

Old School Badges

  • Vouches 9a938eb8eddceeeb3ee4276e3d530a48c5fcca7895c8f13b8b23592736f3d037
    1 Vouch
  • Pioneer 9e5c6d07410be6ad972e78858727f5a200c4ebab1f9bb897eb4d7cbee90959a8
    Pioneer Badge

Join Couchsurfing to see Mark’s full profile. It’s free!

My Groups