Articles Related to war poetry

The Physics of War & Land of Loud Noises and Vacant Stares by Peter M. Bourret

July 2, 2015

Peter Bourret served with 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, as an 81 mm mortar man in Vietnam in 1967-68. He is a life member of Vietnam Veterans of America. His two small…

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Service

July 1, 2015

Bruce Lack served honorably in the United States Marines from 2003-07, including two deployments totaling twenty-one months in Fallujah in Iraq.  His book,  Service: Poems (Texas Tech University, 128 pp., $18.95, paper), contains dozens of…

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The Abundance of Nothing by Bruce Weigl

January 12, 2015

Bruce Weigl served in Vietnam with the 1st Cavalry Division from 1967-68, and has written many books of poetry and prose dealing with the war. All are well worth reading. I have all but one or two…

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The Secret of Hoa Sen by Nguyen Phan Que Mai

January 9, 2015

Nguyen Phan Que Mai, the author of The Secret of Hoa Sen  (BOA Editions, 208 pp., $16, paper), was born in 1973 in a small village in what was then North Vietnam. She has published many…

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The New Oxford Book of War Poetry Edited by Jon Stallworthy

September 22, 2014

The New Oxford Book of War Poetry  (Oxford University Press, 448 pp., $29.95) starts with the Bible and works its way to modern times. The youngest poet I spotted in this book was David Harsent, who…

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Monsoon Blues by Elijah Imlay

July 21, 2014

Elijah Imlay's Monsoon Blues (Tebot Bach,  88 pp., $14.25, paper) is a collection of poems drawn from the author’s experiences as an Army bandsman stationed at Camp Eagle in Vietnam in 1971. Imlay has arranged the poems…

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