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I Go to the Ruined Place: Contemporary Poems in Defense of Global Human Rights

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When we made our call for submissions for an anthology of poems in defense of human rights, the allegations of torture were foremost in our minds. We knew people were outraged, saddened, profoundly moved and ashamed. But we also wanted to reach people who had suffered violations of their own rights from circumstances across the globe, or whose families had, or for whom ...more
Paperback, 147 pages
Published September 13th 2011 by Lost Horse Press (first published January 1st 2009)

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Poets have been clamorous in protesting transgressions against human rights for millennia. Unfortunately there is no shortage of inspiration or material; it seems that each subsequent generation has something pertinent to include, sometimes in the form of afflicted memories, horrors lived or tragedies endured, but usually as indictments of current conflicts and genocides. Every book published on the expanding topic would be opportune. With the relatively re
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Melissa Kwasny is the author of the acclaimed poetry collections The Nine Senses, Reading Novalis in Montana, The Archival Birds, and Thistle, which won the Idaho Prize in 2006. She is also the author of Pictograph: Poems, published in 2015.

Kwasny is the recipient of the Poetry Society of America's 2009 Cecil Hemley Award, as well as the 2009 Alice Fay di Castognola Award for a work in progress,
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