My poems “Coyotes,” “Pittsburgh,” and “First Snow” are up at Unlikely Stories Mark V. I am ever honoured to be published by this great magazine.
I am honored (and very grateful) to be included in The Wire’ Dream once again. You can find my poems on pages 30-34.
My poem “Terminal Tower” is up at Eunoia Review today. It is part of a series of poems I have been writing about the Great Lakes region.
Five years past, I walked to Cleveland from London,
Ontario. My passport was the memory of monarchs and
I touched water at the Rondeau spit.
A shroud of perch bones settled on the lake’s surface.
It was January, season of thin oil fish.
When Erie thaws, shore dwellers sleep on feathers
not the moon of long-winged ants and day-dead nymphs.
When Erie freezes, snowy owls move down from the pole.
Toddlers cry out to hunters sighting flying dots.
In senseless white I thought crows.
For several miles out was a procession of voles.
In the shallows they sought smelts and minnows,
the lake their field of barley, bluegrass, the English gardens.
Over in a town no one knew,
a candidate calling himself Zyklon B
was elected; his first act named Town Hall
This is for the great Cuyahoga fire, he said.
The snow I met was a cache of ashes.
It fell with vulcanized precision.
-Jeremy Nathan Marks
Delighted and stunned to learn that an off-the-wall-story I wrote about Detroit in the year 2099 is being featured in a collection of stories from around the world about the urban future. (The story is about how break dancing and popping can power cities as a source of renewable energy.)
I never expected this. . . Once the story is published I will share it here.
You can find four of my poems here (the download is free):
You can find my poem “Fish fry” here (on page 167):