Arabian Nights

Poetry by Jack Marshall

October 1, 1986 • 6 x 9 • 112 pages • 978-0-918273-28-4

“This is the best book so far by a quiet, seemingly diffident writer who has held the respect of his peers without ever becoming as ‘visible’ as many distinctly lesser talents. . . . There are large, troubled emotions, and a large philosophical boldness, at work in this book; it becomes more intense and various, grander in scale, the more time one spends with it.” —Poetry Flash

About the Author

Born in Brooklyn to Jewish parents who emigrated from Iraq and Syria, Jack Marshall now lives in California. He is the author of the memoir From Baghdad to Brooklyn and several poetry collections that have received the PEN Center USA Award, two Northern California Book Awards, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and a nomination from the National Book Critics Circle.


“Jack Marshall’s poems demonstrate the power of subject matter filtered through an interesting sensibility, as opposed to the usual situation, in which a sensibility is imposed on the subject.” —B. Galvin, Central Connecticut State University