Djelloul Marbrook

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Djelloul Marbrook (born 1934, Bou Saâda, Algeria) is a contemporary English language American poet and writer. He grew up in Brooklyn, West Islip, and Manhattan, where he attended Dwight Preparatory School and Columbia University. He worked as a soda jerk, newspaper vendor, messenger, theater and nightclub concessionaire, and served in the U.S. Navy and merchant marine.


Career[edit]

He was a reporter for The Providence Journal and an editor for the Elmira Star-Gazette, Baltimore Sun, Winston-Salem Journal and Sentinel, The Washington Star, and Media News newspapers in northeast Ohio, and Paterson, New Jersey, and Passaic, New Jersey.

His poems, essays, and short stories have appeared in a number of journals. His unpublished work includes the following:

  • 3 novels, Guest Boy, Crowds of One, and The Gold Factory
  • 2 novellas, The Pain of Wearing Our Faces and Artemisia's Wolf
  • A collection of short stories, Ootwaert's Hoe

In 2006-2007 he was the editor in chief of the English version of Arabesques Literary and Cultural Review.

Prizes and awards[edit]

Marbrook is the 2007 winner of Kent State University's Stan and Tom Wick Prize for a first book of poetry. Far From Algiers, published in September 2008, is available in paperback and audiobook CD from the press (http://upress.kent.edu/books/Marbrook_D.htm) and from bookstores and online sellers. In 2010 Far from Algiers won the International Book Award for Poetry (General) [1] New reviews of Far from Algiers: http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/prairie_schooner/summary/v083/83.3.roxman.html http://www.literal-latte.com/2009/11/child-of-the-world/ http://www.rattle.com/blog/2009/05/far-from-algiers-by-djelloul-marbrook/ http://www.thelinchpin.org/2010/02/a-rousing-review-of-djelloul-marbrook-far-from-algiers/ http://boxcarpoetry.com/023/review_marbrook_joudah_mosson.html http://gentlyread.wordpress.com/page/8/

He won the 2008 Literal Latté fiction prize for his story, "Artist's Hill" ( http://www.literal-latte.com/author/djelloulmarbrook/).

Judyth Piazza chats with Djelloul Marbrook, Wick Poetry Prize Winner ...

Summary and context[edit]

Brushstrokes and Glances (poems about paintings, artists, and museums), is actually published and available through Amazon [2], or from Deerbrook Editions website [3] and Artemisia's Wolf, (a novella), 2011, from Prakash Books PVT.LTD of India [4].

Link to Paul Elisha's interview with Marbrook on Bard's Eye View, WAMC, Nov. 11, 2009: [5]

The pioneering Online Originals (UK), the only online publisher to receive a Booker nomination, published his novella, Alice Miller's Room, in 1999. Recent fiction appeared in Literal Latté (New York, NY), Prima Materia, Vols. I and IV (Mt. Tremper, New York), Breakfast All Day (London), and Potomac Review (Rockville, MD).

His recent poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in The Next of Us Is About to Be Born (Wick Poetry Series Anthology in celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Wick Poetry Center, Kent State University Press, 2009) [6], American Poetry Review (Philadelphia)[7], Barrow Street (New York, NY) [8], Orbis(UK)[9], Damazine (Damascus, Syria) [10], Istanbul Literary Review (Istanbul, Turkey) [11], Oberon (Stony Brook, NY), Chronogram (Kingston, NY) [12], Reed (San Jose, CA) [13], The Ledge (Bellport, NY) [14], The Same (Mount Union, PA) [15], Attic (Baltimore, MD), Perpetuum Mobile (Baltimore), Arabesgues Literary and Cultural Review Arabesques, and the online literary journal poemeleon [16].

In his younger days his poetry was published in literary journals including Solstice (UK) and Beyond Baroque and Phantasm (California).

His literary and cultural blog is at http://www.djelloulmarbrook.com. Recently his commentary, California, Nevada, Florida devastated by overbuilding, unemployment, foreclosures, on the role of the press in the economic crisis created by speculation and its lack of attention to the increasing polarization of many societies was published on the Internet.

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