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: