Today's poem is "All We Can Do"
from The Dark Figure in the Doorway

White Pine Press

Morton Marcus was the author of eleven volumes of poetry and one novel, including The Santa Cruz Mountain Poems, Pages From A Scrapbook of Immigrants, Moments Without Names: New & Selected Prose Poems and Shouting Down The Silence: Verse Poems 1988-2001. In 2007, he published a new volume of prose poems, Pursuing The Dream Bone, and in 2008 his literary memoirs, Striking Through The Masks, was published. He passed away in October 2009. He had more than 450 poems published in literary journals,his work was selected to appear in over 90 anthologies, and he read his poems and taught creative writing workshops at universities throughout the United States and in Europe. Marcus taught English and film at Cabrillo College for thirty years before his retirement in 1998. In 1999, he was selected to be Santa Cruz County Artist of the Year, and in 2007 he was a recipient of a Gail Rich Award for his contributions to Santa Cruz culture. For twenty-four years, he was the co-host of The Poetry Show, the longest running poetry radio program in the nation. A film historian and critic as well as poet, his reviews appeared regularly in West Coast newspapers, and from 1999 to 2010 he was the co-host of a television film review show called Cinema Scene, which broadcast in the San Francisco Bay area and on the pod (CinemaScene.Org).

Other poems by Morton Marcus in Verse Daily:
January 24, 2003:  "The Stars" "The stars are grains of salt..."

Books by Morton Marcus:

Morton Marcus's Website.

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