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100 Poets Against the War (Anthologies) by Todd Swift

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Published by Salt Publishing .
Written in English


  • Poetry anthologies: from c 1900 -,
  • Poetry,
  • Anthologies (multiple authors)

Book details:

The Physical Object
Number of Pages204
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8657173M
ISBN 101876857986
ISBN 109781876857981

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  The most talked-about and successful ebook of recent years is published here for the first time in paperback. “ Poets Against The War,” a trilogy of downloadable electronic chapbooks was first published online on Janu and has since made world-wide news from the LA Times to the Moscow : Todd Swift. An amazing collection of poems against the war. Some poems are translated into English from German, Czech, Polish, Hebrew and Arabic. They all show how war is dirty, how the soldier is a pawn in the hands of the generals and politics.4/5. Compiled the same year that the U.S. war on Iraq began, Poets Against the War began as a call for poetry to the nation, due to Laura Bush (first lady at the time) cancelling a White House poetry event because of rumors that poets were going to read political poetry/5.   Poets Against the War features a selection of the best poems that were submitted to the website. Contributors include: Adrienne Rich, W.S. Merwin, Galway Kinnell, Robert Bly, Marilyn Hacker, Grace 5/5(1).

Poets Against the War was a global movement of poets that erupted in February, , to protest the invasion of Iraq by the Bush administration. Within a few weeks, the movement ballooned into an international phenomenon, with o poets submitting their poetry to the web site to protest the war. Monroe wrote these words for an editorial called “The Poetry of War,” which appeared in the September issue of the magazine—the first of many special war numbers Poetry would produce over the decades. (The magazine would also seek war poems for its general issues, however frustrating such labor could be: Monroe mused in , “A. Alun Lewis () was one of the outstanding English war poets of World War II. Although he was a pacifist, he joined the army in and died in Burma in the course of the campaign against the Japanese. His first collection of poems Raiders Dawn and Other Poems was published in Lewis's second book of poems, Ha! Ha! Featuring many of our most treasured poets - Wilfred Owen, Philip Larkin, Stevie Smith and Emily Dickinson among them - Poems Against War selects too from the poems being written across the barricades: the enemy soldier, a German widow, a young .

The Hundred Years' War on Palestine is a valuable violation of the taboo against injecting personal narrative into historical accountsThough it is difficult to look to the future with any degree of optimism, Khalidi manages to find hopeful signs of the growing international support for Palestinian rights." —Weekly Worker. This book is not about heroes. English poetry is not yet fit to speak of them. Nor is it about deeds, or lands, nor anything about glory, honour, might, majesty, dominion, or power, except War. Above all I am not concerned with Poetry. My subject is War, and the pity of War. The Poetry is in the pity. Yet these elegies are to this generation in.   Britain's War poets: the finest introduction to poetry There's no better time than this centenary year to look back at the stunning poetry written after the outbreak of World War . Get this from a library! poems against war. [Matthew Hollis; Paul Keegan;] -- "This extraordinary anthology gathers together the most startling poems against war ever written: from an infamous last stand in Ancient Greece to the chemical warfare of the present day Gulf"--Page.