BRANDON MARLON

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I am a Canadian-Israeli writer originally from Ottawa, Canada. I studied drama at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York, and received my B.A. in Drama & English from the University of Toronto and my M.A. in English from the University of Victoria. My script The Bleeding Season won the 2007 Canadian Jewish Playwriting Competition and was publicly presented in Toronto in 2008. Another play, Knightlife, was performed that year in Ottawa as part of the In the Works festival by Odyssey Theatre. My poetry was awarded the Harry Hoyt Lacey Prize in Poetry by the American literary club The Exiles (Fall 2015).

My writing (poetry and prose) has been published in 200+ publications in 27 countries (Canada, U.S.A., England, Scotland, Ireland, France, Germany, Sweden, Spain, Italy, Greece, Turkey, Romania, Israel, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Singapore, Thailand, the Philippines, South Korea, China, Australia, South Africa, Nigeria, Trinidad, & Mexico) in various print and online publications including: The Jerusalem Post, The Times of Israel, The Jewish Press, Jewish Journal, The Canadian Jewish News, Jewish Tribune, Ottawa Jewish Bulletin, The Bulletin, The Jewish News of Sarasota-Manatee, Federation Star, Baltimore Jewish Life, Israel News Online, Jewish Breaking News, Israel Rising, ZionTimes, Europe Israël, Streeteaters, Poetica, Yalla Journal, The Victoriad, The Trinity Review, UC Review, The Deronda Review, Emunah Magazine, Voices Israel, Birthright Israel, Israel National News, Bywords, The Steel Chisel, Lantern Magazine, Think-Israel, The Jewish Magazine, The Algemeiner, Yahoo! Voices, U of T Magazine, Swept Media, Calliope, Grey Sparrow Journal, The Bangalore Review, The London Magazine, One Throne Magazine, Songs of Eretz Poetry Review, Verse-Virtual, Thought Notebook, Straylight Magazine, Poetry Quarterly, Wilderness House Literary Review, Poydras Review, Red Savina Review, The Muse - An International Journal of Poetry, Mandala Journal, Vine Leaves Literary Journal, Nostalgia Press, Nazar Look, Voices de la Luna, Wisconsin Review, Indiana Voice Journal, Shot Glass Journal, The Radvocate, Contraposition Magazine, Tipton Poetry Journal, Big River Poetry Review, POPLORISH, The Ottawa Citizen, Time of Singing, Phenomenal Literature, Cultured Vultures, WritingRaw, The Literary Nest, Blue Minaret Literary Journal, Social Justice Poetry, Semaphore Magazine, Blue Monday Review, Apex Magazine, WORDPEACE, Kitaab, Typewrite, Calliope Magazine, Literary Orphans, The Worcester Journal, Aux./Vox., The Legendary, Abbreviate Journal, Five 2 One Magazine, The Galway Review, Brev Spread, Badlands Literary Journal, The Provo Canyon Review, NonBinary Review, The Bombay Review, Expound Magazine, Writer's Edit, The Lost Country, In-flight Literary Magazine, New Contrast, So It Goes: The Literary Magazine of the Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library, Fade, Topology Magazine, The Writer's Bloc, CultureCult, Random Poem Tree, Twisted Vine Literary Arts Journal, Literati, Commonthought Magazine, Journal of Artistic Creation and Literary Research, The Criterion: An International Journal in English, LONTAR: The Journal of Southeast Asian Speculative Fiction, The Blue Mountain Review, Random Sample Review, PIN Quarterly Journal, Pankhearst, Red Flag Poetry, The Australia Times Poetry Magazine, SPINE Magazine, Repentino Magazine, War, Literature, & the Arts, Snapdragon: A Journal of Art & Healing, Stoneboat Literary Journal, Pratibimb Magazine, Spirits, TreeHouse: An Exhibition of the Arts, South Florida Poetry Journal, London Journal of Fiction, Eastlit, The Undertow Review, West Trade Review, Word Fountain, New English Review, Guide to Kulchur Creative Journal, Praxis Magazine for Arts and Literature, Riverhawk, Gratis, The Remembered Arts Journal, Panoply, CCAR Journal: The Reform Jewish Quarterly, Red Fez, Galaxy: An International Multidisciplinary Research Journal, The Sourland Mountain Review, Foliate Oak Literary Magazine, The Olive Press, Alephi, Yellow Chair Review, Eucalisia, Apricity Magazine, Spring Pulse Poetry Festival, Between the Lines Publishing, Lost River Literary Magazine, Prachya Review, The Wild Word, Riverfeet Press, The Tin Lunchbox, Zaira Journal, The Tribe Literary Journal, Quail Bell Magazine, New Millennium Writings, Fourth & Sycamore, Windsor Review, Black Fox Literary Magazine, Literary Heist, The Windward Review, Untethered, La Presa, Inigo Online, Platform Review, Young Ravens Literary Review, Existere: Journal of Arts and Literature, Origami Poems Project, The Woven Tale Press, Coldnoon, Sonderers Magazine, Jazz Cigarette, Iconoclast, The Thing Itself, World Enough Writers, Alluvium, Wayne Literary Review, Emerge Literary Magazine, Asian Signature, Silver Streams, Passenger, Tule Review, STARK - The Poetry Journal, Scrittura Magazine, The Faithful Creative, The Linnet's Wings, Hidden Constellation, The Blue Nib, Narrow Road, Dissonance Magazine, Lotus-eater Magazine, Horn & Ivory, Bosphorus Review of Books, Penultimate Peanut Magazineand Publishers Weekly, and recorded on Israel National Radio.

My writing has been translated into Hebrew, French, and Crimean Tatar. I have participated in readings of my work in Arad, Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Ottawa, Montreal, Toronto, and Calgary, and have published two poetry and photography volumes, Inspirations of Israel: Poetry for a Land and People (Xlibris 2008) and Judean Dreams (Bayeux Arts 2009).