What a treat to have my micro piece “Elephants and Dolphins” see the light of day at Microfiction Monday Magazine. You can read the piece here: https://microfictionmondaymagazine.com
I am delighted that my poem “Something illegal” is in the latest edition of KYSO Flash. You can read it here: http://www.kysoflash.com/Issue11/MarksIllegal.aspx
I am very grateful for the timing of this poem’s appearance. Yesterday it snowed in Los Angeles, Joshua Tree, California and over in Las Vegas, Nevada. Yesterday a story appeared about polar bears raiding a rubbish dump in Novaya Zemlya, Siberia because of poor sea ice.
I am one of those folks that write poems in response to things going on around me, so it is especially pleasing when I feel like the timing of a poem’s appearance is just right. Thank you, As It Ought To Be for featuring what I do. I am very appreciative.
Derelict Magazine is a literary journal which republished pieces which previously appeared in magazines which have gone out of print. They were kind enough to republish my poems “Torrent” and “Don’t Walk” which were published in Morel Magazine in January 2017. Morel, sadly, has since gone out of print.
For any writers who have previously published pieces looking for new homes, I recommend Derelict to you.
You can read my poems here:
I am very pleased to have my poem, “The kingdom” included in Issue No. 4 of The Conclusion Magazine. You can read it here:
I don’t dream (of American royalty)
King or Queen,
I don’t dream of American
royalty. I see a man and a woman
climbing the front steps of a slum
in blistering Chicago
and sheltering from the swelter
of a rock and a bomb
Cicero and Birmingham.
Queen and King,
I recall an enlightened
declaration that wasn’t worth
much if you count paper as
weight or gold over ash in
the mouth of Moses
I just hear
I Am A Man
and the memory of four
young girls in the twisting
bell of Coltrane’s sermon
to King’s after the girls were
laid to rest
And then Mrs. King,
say the given names:
having to raise her own klan
when the King was slain.
–Jeremy Nathan Marks
You can read my poems “Pink and blue pegs (gamification)” and “Shining cities the mind” here: https://braveartsafrica.wordpress.com/2019/01/24/pink-and-blue-pegs-a-poem-by-jeremy-nathan-marks/