My essay, “The Heron” is up at “The Right Life” today:
I have poems up in several places and wanted to share my work. All three of my poems are about animals.
“Pony” is up at Anti-Heroin Chic: http://heroinchic.weebly.com/blog/pony-by-jeremy-nathan-marks
“Our Father” is at The Blue Nib: https://thebluenib.com/a-new-poem-by-jeremy-nathan-marks/
“Trickster” is at Rat’s Ass Review: http://ratsassreview.net/?page_id=3397
I hope everyone is staying safe and healthy.
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 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.
See page 27:
See page 12-13:
My flash story, “The chicory kid” is up at Every Writer and will be appearing this fall. I am very grateful. https://www.everywritersresource.com/the-chicory-kid/
My short story, “Castle in the air” is up at 365 Tomorrows: https://365tomorrows.com
My short fiction piece “Hopper” is now available in The Blue Nib no. 38. You can read it here: https://thebluenib.com/article/hopper-by-jeremy-nathan-marks/
Thank you to Mosh Lit for publishing my piece, “Play pioneer” which you can read here:
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
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
saying non-being is my being
ready to drown in cold water.
-Jeremy Nathan Marks
I am honoured that Writers Resist has two of my poems on their site today.
When I work with students in creative writing I like to tell them that poetry, plays, and fiction can be about anything they like. It is a canvas for their imagination and they can use it to delve into areas of the silly and absurd as life often is both. . . among other things.
Anyway, I like to try and practice what I preach, that is, I like to try and put my own work (and myself) out there. This is why I am using my website to share my publications.