I am very pleased to share my essay, “Sugarloaf” which is at “The Write Life” today.
I am honored to have been able to contribute to “The Write Life,” the blog of The Blue Nib Magazine. You can read my piece here: https://thebluenib.com/spring/
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
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/
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
It is very flattering to be asked one’s thoughts on writing and the creative process:
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 in Credo Espoir No. 2:
None of the Above is a “short sheet” I am writing/publishing which connects in many ways with the pedagogical philosophy I use here at DEMOI. You can read it/follow it here:
I was very pleased to learn that my poems “The Boss,” “Postgraduate Blues,” “Northern Seasons,” and “Brown Recluse” will be appearing in the September edition of New Reader Magazine. When it is available I will publish the link here.