My Tranquil War and Other Poems


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My Tranquil War and Other Poems - Shivani, Anis
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Poetry. Composed over the last decade, MY TRANQUIL WAR AND OTHER POEMS tackles head-on the response of the poet in a time of great political turmoil. What is the poet's special responsibility? When terror becomes a general condition of dread, internalized to the last degree, even beauty and truth assume grotesque masks. The poet surveys the breakage of culture, occurring both retrospectively and in the present, and is left speechless--and potentially harmless. No one is exempt from the brutality, there are no excuses. The ...

My Tranquil War and Other Poems 2012, NYQ Books

ISBN-13: 9781935520580

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