Marc Jampole

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Marc Jampole
Born (1950-07-24) 24 July 1950 (age 68)
New York City
OccupationPublic Relations Executive
Television news reporter
NationalityUnited States

Marc Jampole (born July 24, 1950) is an American poet, public relations executive, former television news reporter and political blogger.

Background and education[edit]

In the 1970s, Jampole taught French and German language and literature and filmmaking at the University of Washington. He also made several avant-garde films that were shown at a number of independent film festivals.[1]


Jampole formed Jampole Communications, Inc. in 1989. As principal, Jampole has written more than 1,800 articles, is a well-known speaker on matters of media-relations and crisis communications, and is frequently quoted in the mass media as a public relations expert.[2][3][4][5] Jampole also developed communications plans for more than 100 crises and handled three of the largest Chapter 11 bankruptcies in American history - the bankruptcy of Allegheny International and two Penn Traffic Company bankruptcies.[6] At the end of 2016, Jampole sold the operations of Jampole Communications to Pittsburgh-based Wordwrite Communications, where he serves as executive vice president.”[7]

Jampole also writes for Jewish Currents and serves on its editorial board.[8]


Jampole has published one book of poetry, Music From Words (Bellday Books 2007).[9] His poems have been published in many poetry journals and anthologies, including The Mississippi Review'',[10] The Evansville Review, The Courtland Review,[11] Vallum, Cutthroat, Slant Magazine, Illumen, Oxford Magazine, Janus Head,[12] Only the Sea Keeps (2005 Bayeaux Arts Press),[13] Wilderness House Literary Review,[14][15] Ellipsis,[16] Journey (2009 Eden Waters Press),[17] and Acapella Zoo,[18] among others. Four of his poems were nominated for the Pushcart Prize in 2008.[9]

Slant: A Journal of Poetry references Marc Jampole as a poet whose work verges on the experimental or brash.[19]

Jampole's work is rarely autobiographical.[1] The narrators in his poems are sometimes famous people, biblical or historical figures and sometimes ordinary people at a point of epiphany or anagnorisis. In one poem, a real-estate agent who thinks he's Moses sees the burning bush in an upscale suburb. In others, Gilgamesh gets caught in a traffic jam, Blaise Pascal faces a crisis of faith and faith in reason, a former whiz kid disassociates into psychosis and Hugo Ball, one of the founders of the Dada movement, sells his wife to soldiers.[9] He also writes in reaction to world events, such as the 2004 tsunami in Southeast Asia.[20]



  • Music from Words (Bellday Books 2007)


  • The Great American Wise Ass Poetry Anthology (2016)
  • And Love (Jacar Press 2012)
  • Fusion of Form (2009)
  • Bagel Bards IV (2009) and V (2010)
  • Natural Language (Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh 2010)
  • Journey (Eden Waters Press 2009)
  • A Poet's Haggadah (Ain't Got No Press 2008)
  • Along These Rivers (Quadrant Publishing 2008)
  • Only the Sea Keeps (Bayeaux Arts 2005)

Literary publications[edit]

  • 580 Split
  • Acapella Zoo
  • Big City Lit
  • China Grove
  • Cortland Review
  • Curbside Review
  • Cutthroat
  • Ellipsis
  • Illumen
  • Janus Head
  • Jewish Currents
  • Main Street Rag
  • Miracle
  • Mississippi Review
  • Orphic Lute
  • Oxford Magazine
  • Paper Street
  • Peralta Press
  • Pittsburgh Poetry Review
  • Pittsburgh Quarterly
  • Rat’s Ass Review
  • Recours au Poéme
  • Rune
  • Sin Fronteras
  • Slant: A Journal of Poetry
  • The Evansville Review
  • Vallum
  • White Pelican Review
  • Wilderness House Review
  • Yawp!


  • Landscapes of Desire - 2012


  1. ^ a b "Interview with Marc Jampole", Cervena Barva Press
  2. ^ Jampole, Marc. "Smashing Myths: Many public relations people are headed in the wrong direction." Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. November 23, 2004.[1]
  3. ^ Sostek, Anya. "Occupy Movement presents tricky public relations challenge for targeted companies." Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. October 30, 2011. [2]
  4. ^ Jampole, Marc. "Companies should employ strategies to overcome bankruptcy stigma." Pittsburgh Business Times. December 3, 2001. [3]
  5. ^ Lindeman, Teresa. "Some criticize Target's response to breach as too slow." Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. December 20, 2013. [4]
  6. ^ Goins, Tony. "Penn Traffic closing five local Big Bear stores." Columbus Business First. October 10, 2003. [5]
  7. ^ Tascarella, Patty. “Longtime Pittsburgh PR agencies combining.” Pittsburgh Business Times. November 30, 2016
  8. ^ Jampole, Marc. "Class Warfare from the Mid-'30s until Today" Jewish Currents. February 18, 2014. [6]
  9. ^ a b c Jampole, Marc. Music from Words Bellday Books 2007. []
  10. ^ Jampole, Marc. "Dot & Sylvia." The Mississippi Review Vol. 31 #1-2. Spring 2003. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-07-19. Retrieved 2012-03-15.
  11. ^ Jampole, Marc. “Instead of Sex.” The Courtland Review Issue 46. Feb 2010. [7]
  12. ^ Jampole, Marc. "These Are a Few," "Divine Amnesia," "A Brother's Funeral." Janus Head #74 "Addiction 2". 2004. "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-08-30. Retrieved 2012-03-15.
  13. ^ Jampole, Marc. "If Nature had a Conscious." Only the Sea Keeps. Bayeaux Arts Press. 2005.
  14. ^ Jampole, Marc. "Garbo at 48." Wilderness House Review Vol. 2 #4. Winter 2008. [8]
  15. ^ Jampole, Marc. "At the Cocktail Party," "On Manhattan Beach with Love and Thanatos." Wilderness House Review Vol. 3 #1. Spring 2008. [9]
  16. ^ Jampole, Marc. "The Wrestler" Ellipsis #44. Spring 2008 Archived 2012-07-23 at the Wayback Machine.
  17. ^ Jampole, Marc. "A Modern Passion." Journey. Eden Waters Press. 2009.[10]
  18. ^ Jampole, Marc. "The Walk Away." Acapella Zoo #1. Fall 2008
  19. ^ "Slant: A Journal of Poetry." University of Central Arkansas.
  20. ^ Behe, Regis. "Tsunami project reveals quality of poetry in Pittsburgh area." Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. December 25, 2005.[11]