About Barry mARKS author of pOSSIBLE cROCODILES
Barry enjoys writing poetry and the occasional short story. He is a past president of the Alabama State Poetry Society and was Alabama's Poet of the Year in 1999. His first book, Possible Crocodiles, was named Alabama Poetry, Book of the Year for 2010 and his second, Sounding was a finalist for the Eric Hoffer Award for small press publications.
Barry Marks is a Birmingham attorney whose poetry, fiction, articles and essays have been published in nearly 100 journals, magazines and periodicals over the last 30 years. Mr. Marks was 1998 Alabama State Poetry Society Poet of the Year and his chapbook, There is Nothing Oppressive as a Good Man, won the Society's 2003 Morris Chapbook Competition. A member of the Big Table Poets, his work is featured in that group's anthologies, Poems from the Big Table and Einstein at the Odeon Cafe. He is a past president of the Alabama State Poetry Society and a former Board member of the Alabama Writer's Conclave. “I guess you could say I am a word geek, if there is such a thing. I write for a living and for recreation.”