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
MSW, Temple University
2005 -The Practice
and Other Stories and Selected Poems
Happens or My Life As A Monkey - A novella
- Bubbie and Zadie Save the Day - Illustrated children's book.
Please Ask, Do Tell - The Collected Poems
Pandora's Box - New Collected Poems
2012 - Last Call For New Poems
April,2006-Semi-Finalist-International Open Poetry Contest-Poetry.Com
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
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.
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.
Do Tell - The Collected Poems" (2011) - A collection of my poetry that spans the last 40 years.
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.