Has been composing poetry since high school, and studied Creative Poetry as an elective at Fairleigh Dickinson University. Inducted (1992) into the Homer Honor Society of International Poets.
Founder/Publisher - Martha’s Vineyard Magazine and Nantucket Magazine. Author of books, The History of Wind Power on Martha’s Vineyard; The Holy Order of Water, Healing Earth’s Waters and Ourselves; and publisher/editor of Water Voices from Around The World – which won 1st Place Gold in the world's largest book competition for the book: 'Most Likely to Save the Planet.' Featured on CNN; CBS; NBC; ABC, and others.
Water articles and poetry published in regional; national, and international publications, including 5 articles in the Water Encyclopedia published by John Wiley & Sons. Marks also has a “significant presence” in the award-winning film “FLOW: For Love Of Water, ” now available on DVD after playing in theaters across the US and other countries.
As a college student - researched fish kills and water pollution. Was honored by the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s (USEPA) “Citizen Activist Of The Year” award.
In the mid-1970s he lived outside for two years while traversing 7,000 miles across the United States from San Diego to Maine on a horse with a packhorse in tow. He called this project, RIDE FOR NATURE.