About Jeremy Nathan Marks

I am a writer and an independent educator living in London, Ontario, Canada. I am seeking a publisher for my first book of poetry and am always on the look out for opportunities to read my work in public.

Essayist

I am pleased to announce that beginning this month I will be writing a regular essay on politics, culture, society, and history for The Black Lion Magazine.  I have two pieces that I am putting the finishing touches on right now and which should be appearing soon. The first is a longer version of my editorial on Coretta Scott King, which appeared in the London Free Press last month: http://lfpress.com/opinion/columnists/opinion-coretta-scott-kings-work-also-worthy-of-celebration

The second piece is an essay I am writing on the connection between Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Senator Robert Kennedy, two men committed to fighting poverty and war and who were deeply committed to Civil Rights. As you know, they were both murdered within two months of one another in the spring of 1968.

I am delighted to be a part of The Black Lion and honored to have a platform for my writing.

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“Teaching Peace”

I have a new essay up about teaching peace in the classroom and also applying it in my personal life:

http://infinityschool.ca/education-concepts/teaching-peace-starts-listening/

Unlikely Stories is publishing 3 of my poems (July 1st, 2018)

I was very happy to learn that New Orleans-based Likely Stories will be publishing three of my poems, all of them written in a satirical vein.

The pieces are “Noble savage,” “Dowry,” and “Blow it out your blowhole.”

I am incredibly pleased that I will be able to say that I published a poem called “Blow it out your blowhole.” That made my day, week, and month.

You can visit Unlikely Stories here: http://unlikelystories.org

New poems and an essay appearing

It has been a good writing week!

My essay, “A Great Law of Peace,” about my attempts to learn, live, and to teach peace will be appearing at ChildReach this coming week (a link will be forthcoming). I also learned that Open Thought Vortex (OTV) will be publishing my poems “Sevens,” “Mistake(s) by the lake,” and “Little Boy Blue(s)” about the cities of Windsor, Ontario, Cleveland, Ohio, and St. Louis, Missouri.

I was also delighted to learn that the inaugural issue of Landlocked Lyres will be featuring my poems “City on the Hill,” “Mr. and Mrs. Bridge,” and “Warren Avenue.”

Links to all will be forthcoming.