Millennium Fever

Poetry by Jack Marshall

October 1, 1996 • 6 x 9 • 96 pages • 978-1-56689-054-0

From a critically acclaimed poet, politically and environmentally hot poems for the next millennium.

Millennium Fever engages the open fluidity of life—ocean, coastal birds, evolutionary biology, the cycle of season, the alternations of human love, the corruption of politics—as an opportunity to explore new terrain and other possibilities of being. In lean and tensile music, these poems beautifully articulate our time and condition as we embark on the next millennium.

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.


Millennium Fever is a necessary—a cautionary—late-century book of poems. Catch it!” —Edward Hirsch