Today's poem is "Angels II"
from Gorgeous Chaos

Coffee House Press

Jack Marshall was born in 1936 in Brooklyn, New York. He is the author of several volumes of critically acclaimed poetry, including Sesame, a PEN Center West Literary Award winner and a National Book Critics Circle Award finalist. A past recipient of the Bay Area Book Reviewer's Award, he lives in San Francisco.

About Gorgeous Chaos:

"Jack Marshall's work was always supple and mystical. His range has steadily expanded to included narrative and philisophical explorations. Taken together, these works are the record of a unique voice reverberating with lyric wisdom."
—Andrei Cordrescu

"Jack Marshall brings heart to everything he writes, and the clear, quiet voice, a transparency of expression, like a flow of water or, better, like the fluid action of an amoeba engulfing and digesting the sharp edges of idea and image in each poem."
Poetry Flash

"Jack Marshall's voice in poetry is not derivative, not glib, not quick-toward-easy-closure. It is also not disembodied, as many elegiac poetic voices seem to be these days when you read them closely for bones and skin and genuine pulse."
—Naomi Shihab Nye

"Marshall's circuitous lines and meticulously selected words hit their target dead center while readers are still caught up in the atmosphere he so beautifully paints."
Publishers Weekly

"The power of Jack Marshall's poetry is diconcerting because of its unadorned nakedness. Every word is used. There is no fat on the lean bones of his words."
Library Journal

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