Brandon Marlon


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) and has been nominated repeatedly for a Pushcart Prize. My short fiction has been nominated for a Best of the Net Award (2019).

My writing (poetry and prose) has been published in 300+ publications in 32 countries (Canada, U.S.A., England, Scotland, Ireland, France, Germany, Sweden, Spain, Italy, Croatia, Bosnia–Herzegovina, Romania, Greece, Cyprus, Turkey, Israel, Yemen, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Singapore, Thailand, the Philippines, South Korea, China, Australia, South Africa, Malawi, Nigeria, Trinidad, & Mexico) in various print and online publications including: The Jerusalem Post, The Jerusalem Report, The Times of Israel, The Jerusalem Herald, 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 BooksPenultimate Peanut Magazine, The Write Launch, Torrid Literature JournalThe Scene & Heard, Rupture Magazine, Penumbra, Into the VoidOrange Quarterly, Olentangy Review, Red Weather, Poetry & AudienceLost Tower Publications, Orson's ReviewFaculty Lit. ReviewPamplemousseSolidago Journal, Sentinel Literary QuarterlySheepshead Review, Tribe Media, Novelty Magazine, New Reader MagazineAbstract: Contemporary Expressions, Porridge Magazine, The AirgonautStone Bridge Press, The Transnational, Armarolla, Postmodern ParablesIn/Words Magazine, Brickplight, Open: Journal of Arts & Letters, The Phoenix Literary Journal, City Brink, Mojave River Review, The Black Lion Journal, Credo Espoir, THAT Literary Review, Runcible SpoonPorter Gulch Review, The Maynard, Spire Light: A Journal of Creative Expression, NICHTS, Chaleur Magazine, Scarlet Leaf Review, Prairie Citizen, Minute Magazine, BlazeVOX, Jewish Literary Journal, Ghost City ReviewConstellations, Pif Magazine, Pilgrimage Magazine, Internet Void, Havik, The Gateway Review, Hedge Apple, The Piker Press, The Paragon Journal, Pomona Valley ReviewMontréal Writes, Genre: Urban Arts, Rue Scribe, Boston Accent Lit, HCE Review, Ink & Voices, Acumen Journal, The Nasiona, Swamp Ape Review, KAO - Hillfolks Art Journal, The Dalhousie Review, ZiN Daily, Nthanda Review, 24/6 Mag, Third Wednesday, Envision Arts Magazine, Kosmos Quarterly, Tak-tak, Setu, Adelaide Literary Magazine, Alt-Minds Literary Magazine, Dime Show Review, Little Rose Magazine, Otherwise Engaged Literature and Arts Journal, Spadina Literary Review, Apogee Magazine, Willard & Maple, Middle House Review, Cardinal Sins, Owen Wister Review, Interstice, Cream & Crimson Review, Pointed Circle, Chachalaca Review, Contemporary Literary Review India, Ottawa Arts Review, IthacaLit, The Blake-Jones Review, Saint Katherine Review, Thin Air Magazine, The Elixir Magazine, Route 7, Watershed ReviewArmağan Literary Magazine, Artifact Nouveau, Rumble Fish Quarterly, Brushfire Literature & Arts Journal, Metonym Literary Journal, Mason Street, Ricochet ReviewFathom, The McKinley Review, AFAS Review, Spectrum Literary Journal, The Elevation Review, Celestal Review, Tamili, White Wall ReviewDecomp Journal, The Literatus, Bloom, Canadian Literature, Speakeasy, BEATIFIC, Arc: Journal of the Israel Association of Writers in English, Marathon Literary Review, Best Poetry, K'in, The Inquisitive Eaterand Publishers Weekly, and recorded on Israel National Radio.

My writing has been translated into Hebrew, French, Turkish, and Crimean Tatar. I have participated in literary readings in Arad, Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Ottawa, Montreal, Toronto, and Calgary, and have published two poetry volumes, Inspirations of Israel: Poetry for a Land and People and Judean Dreams, and two historical reference works, Essentials of Jewish History: Jewish Leadership Across 4,000 Years and its companion volume Essentials of the Land of Israel: A Geographical History. In addition to featuring in my books, photographs of mine have appeared in The Jerusalem Post, The Canadian Jewish News, Sonderers MagazineGravel, Route 7, and elsewhere.