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JACK HENRY MARKOWITZ

1947 Born February ll in Brooklyn, grew up in Brooklyn
1962 Mark Twain Junior High School
1962-1964 Abraham Lincoln High School
1964-1965 East Hampton High School
1967-1968 Sorbonne, University of Paris
1969 B.A.,Hamilton College
1995 MSW, Temple University

2005 -The Practice and Other Stories and Selected Poems

2008- Stuff Happens or My Life As A Monkey - A novella

2010 - Bubbie and Zadie Save the Day - Illustrated children's book.

2011- Please Ask, Do Tell - The Collected Poems

2012- Pandora's Box - New Collected Poems

2012 - Last Call For New Poems


AWARDS
April,2006-Semi-Finalist-International Open Poetry Contest-Poetry.Com
June, 2006 & September, 2003-Editor's Choice Award for Outstanding Achievement in Poetry Presented by Poetry.Com and the International Library of Poetry.Com
 

     In addition to several years working in sales for Rizzoli Editore, Prudential, and John Hancock, Markowitz was at various times a public relations consultant for various business and non-profit clients as well as a Public Relations writer for governmental entities such as Brooklyn Borough President Sebastian Leone and the New York State Consumer Protection Board during the administration of Gov. Hugh Carey. His resume also includes several stints in New York and New Jersey as a fundraiser for the Council of Jewish Federations and the United Jewish Appeal. After earning his MSW from Temple University, he worked in the field of child welfare for both the New York City and City of Philadelphia Departments of Human Services. During his undergraduate years at Hamilton College, Markowitz studied creative writing with Wallace Markfield (To An Early Grave, Teitelbaum's Window) and with Alex Haley (Roots, The Autobiography of Malcolm X). Markowitz resides in Philadelphia, PA where he continues to work and write.

In these two volumes- the first " The Practice and Other Stories", a collection of short stories and selected poems, and in the second "Stuff Happens or My Life As A Monkey" - Markowitz writes with satiric wit and Jewish humor about working class New York characters he had observed during his growing up years in Brooklyn. Greatly influenced by the movies, he often turns a satiric camera eye on the details of every day life.

"Bubbie and Zadie Save the Day" (2010) - Illustrated Children's Book. Illustrations by Diane Lucas. A fable based on a Romanian Folk Tale as told to the author and his siblings by their mother as a rather unusual bedtime story.

"Please Ask, Do Tell - The Collected Poems" (2011) - A collection of my poetry that spans the last 40 years.

"Pandora's Box - New Collected Poems" (2012) - A collection of some of my most recent poems. 

"Last Call For New Poems" - (2012) - A collection of mostly new poems and some of my favorite previous works as well.