Selected Poetry and Prose [NOOK Book]


Samples from Selected Poetry and Prose by Marcus McGee. Marcus has written many works over the last thirty years, but he considers poetry the most private and deliberate of all art forms and rarely shares what he has written. Black Bertha, his ode to Edgar Allan Poe, is not contained in this collection.

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Selected Poetry and Prose

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Samples from Selected Poetry and Prose by Marcus McGee. Marcus has written many works over the last thirty years, but he considers poetry the most private and deliberate of all art forms and rarely shares what he has written. Black Bertha, his ode to Edgar Allan Poe, is not contained in this collection.

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940011527159
  • Publisher: Pegasus Books
  • Publication date: 9/19/2011
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 322,219
  • File size: 73 KB

Meet the Author


Curriculum Vitae

Birth dateAugust 8, 1960, Casablanca Morocco


1960 – 1964Casablanca, Morocco

1964 – 1967Madrid, Spain

1967 – 1969Omaha, Nebraska

1969 – 1984Sacramento, California

Valley High School

(Speech, Debate, Languages, Music)

California State University, Sacramento

(Communication Studies major, French Language & Theatre Arts minors)

1984 - presentSacramento, CA and Los Angeles, CA

Writing/Production History

1982Three plays: Solomon and Constance, Michael Angelo, Stevie: The Eighth Wonder of the World

1983Produced and directed Stevie at Sierra II Theatre, Sacramento, July; wrote stage play Table 21

Wrote No More Cheesecake!; began first novel

1985Completed novel Deus Ex Machina, completed two plays: Caesar and Kidstuff

1986Wrote stage play Dream and one-act Fashion

1987Adapted Dream as screenplay; Piss Only on the Porcelain, short stories Till Death Do Us Part, Mr. Peacock, Anthropophagi

1988Wrote The Love Tragedies and Remember

1990Produced, directed and starred in No More Cheesecake! at the Sacramento Community Center Theatre, March; began Willie Brown biography

1994Wrote Mommy! There’s A Little Boy Under My Bed!

1996Completed Willie: The Man, The Myth & The Era; wrote short stories

1998Founded Pegasus Books; Published An Essay: On Niggers and Squirrels; began writing legal novel; wrote Black Bertha

1999Published short story collection: Four Stories; finished novel; wrote Apology

2000Published novel Legal Thriller; Published An Essay: On The Execution of Timothy McVeigh

2001Published short story collection: Synchronicity; began new novel

2002Published thriller The Last Year

2003Researched and developed Griot film project

2004Completed short story collection: The Silk Noose; began sequel to Legal Thriller

2005-06 Published The Silk Noose; researched and

developed thriller Viral Vector; continued

writing Murder From the Grave

2007-08 Completed Murder From the Grave; began writing ViralVector; founded Parnassus Press Partnership Publishing

2009-10: Published Murder From the Grave; published Shadow In The Sky, published Moment of Truth, published Mommy, There’s A Little Boy Under My Bed! completed Viral Vector; began work on An Old Negro Spiritual and An Essay On What They’ve Called Us; Borders Book tour of the Northwest – Murder From The Grave a bestseller for region in Q4 2010

2011Wrote and published How To Eat An Elephant and Two Matadors; converted all books to eBooks; greater emphasis on publishing new writers

Personal:Single father raising two children; son Mark, 21 and daughter Natsumi, 14; fourth of seven

children: four brothers and two sisters

Extras: Fluent in French, competent at Latin and

Spanish; accomplished at saxophone and other

woodwinds; strong science, math, history,

political science and religions background

Hobbies: Reading history and philosophy; theatrical

production; music and movies

Passions: Writing, research, stories, wine, art,

Odd Fact: Marcus managed an upscale/political/lobbyist hangout Chinese restaurant called Frank Fat’s, one block from the California State Capitol, for fourteen years.

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