New poetry up & on its way

I am very pleased that Mobius: The Journal of Social Change has published my poem, “Three Wise Men.” https://mobiusmagazine.com/poetry/threewis.html

And I am also very happy to report that my poem, “Our Father” will be published shortly at The Blue Nib, No. 41.

This summer, Rat’s Ass Review will feature my poem, “Trickster” and come September, Chiron Review will be publishing my poem, “Wolf.”

 

It has been awhile . . . .

It has been a while since I last posted. In the meantime, I have had some poetry and prose accepted for publication and I can share some of those links here.

At the moment, I find myself in transition. I am working with students both independently and at an independent school but I have elected to focus my writing on fictional and poetic pieces. This is why I have not been posting about education. I have been doing a lot of thinking about classroom democracy and whether the use of the Socratic Method fulfills the democratic ends that, as an educator, I would like to foster in my work. More on that later.

In the meantime, here are some links to a few creative pieces that have appeared since August with more to come as some additional work of mine (poetry, prose, photography) is set to appear in the coming weeks. Thank you for reading. 

https://poetrypacific.blogspot.com/2019/11/1-poem-by-jeremy-nathan-marks.html

People of Earth

http://www.bewilderingstories.com/issue825/hate_body.html

See page 27:

https://wordfountaindotnet.files.wordpress.com/2019/10/63255-word-fountain-final-1.pdf

See page 12-13:

be like Brahma

From Verse of Silence (Spring 2019):

be like Brahma

We spent the afternoon listening to cracking trees
and rescuing voles pushed from their holes
by the surging river

I remember saying
let’s take the ferry if it’s running
the tide has never been higher
and my companion said
we’re wearing ponchos and boots
up to our knees
the time has never been better

These were suburban adventures.

I would watch rain fall
and wonder how the water
might go
would school be cancelled
in a divine blessing
while my father thought over
insurance like a good accountant
the way any householder considering
the future for his children would

But I
could be
like Brahma
then
saying non-being is my being
ready to drown in cold water.

-Jeremy Nathan Marks