By Jack Marshall
Coffee House Press, 2008
Jack Marshall’s new poems wed depictions of Middle Eastern widows “behind veils heavy / as the steel / veil of empire” with expressions of personal grief and political outrage. Marshall’s distinctive voice and elegant lyrics unite this multilayered collection.
Born in 1936 to Jewish parents who emigrated from Iraq and Syria, Jack Marshall grew up in New York and lives in California. His previous work includes his memoir, From Baghdad to Brooklyn, and works of poetry. (Publisher’s description)