From a winner of the Kingsley Tufts Award, a new collection that explores the vagaries of love and the place of beauty in a time of war. In October 2002, at the age of fifty, Alan Shapiro collapsed while playing basketball. A few months later, on the eve of America's invasion of Iraq, he remarried. The beginning of this happy chapter of his life coincided with a keen reminder of his own mortality and the menacing nature of the times we live in. The poems in Old War, Shapiro's ninth and most innovative collection, were ...

Old War 2008, Houghton Mifflin, Boston, MA

ISBN-13: 9780618452439

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