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by Meg Hamill
Poetry. The poems in Meg Hamill's DEATH NOTICES take the form of obituaries mourning lives that have been lost in the current War in Iraq. Attempting to exclude no group from this public display of grief, alongside obituaries for Iraqi civilians and Iraqi Police, there are obituaries for American soldiers, suicide bombers, and contractors for Halliburton. DEATH NOTICES rep ...more
Paperback, 71 pages
Published January 1st 2007 by Factory School
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Oct 17, 2008 Tim Lepczyk rated it did not like it
Great idea, poor execution. Perhaps that's the wrong choice of words. Death Notices is a collection of poems that are obituaries for the forgotten men, women, and children who have died in the Iraq War. The poems fumble in stream of consciousness and anger to the point that they are hard to read/understand. It makes sense for them to be full of anger and muted frustration, but they fail in some regards to be readable.