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From Homer and Virgil to Byron and Yeats, from Shelley and Whitman to Auden and Stevens, from ancient China's anonymous bards to Poland's Mickiewicz and Israel's Amichai, poets of all times, places, and sensibilities have been moved to write about war. Here are more than one hundred of their most memorable poems, ranging from Horace on the Battle of Actium to Adrienne Rich ...more
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published October 12th 1999 by Everyman's Library (first published September 24th 1999)
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Mimi Wolske
Jun 02, 2015 Mimi Wolske rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: to everyone who loves poetry, has fought in a war, was/is a soldier
an amazing collection of poems about war to the "general observations about war" arranged from the wars of ancient times to WWII and after by poets to those fighting in the wars.

found many recognizable poems and some new ones by poets unknown to me.

a great little book of "pocket poets".

what i like about poetry books is that the reader is never required to just sit and read all of the poems...i didn't. i took breaks for days before deciding to read "just one more".
William  Shep
Feb 10, 2009 William Shep rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A wonderful selection of war related poems written (and translated) down through the ages. This includes such classics as The Charge of the Light Brigade and In Flanders Field.
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