Eight True Maps of the West

Eight True Maps of the West

by Kevin Bowen
     
 
Kevin Bowen served with the U.S. Army in the Vietnam War, an experience that shaped many of his poems and translations. Yusef Komunyakaa describes some of these poems as "shaped out of a love for people, as well as a painful passion garnered from the experience of war." This collection draws upon Bowen's two previous collections—Playing Basketball with the

Overview

Kevin Bowen served with the U.S. Army in the Vietnam War, an experience that shaped many of his poems and translations. Yusef Komunyakaa describes some of these poems as "shaped out of a love for people, as well as a painful passion garnered from the experience of war." This collection draws upon Bowen's two previous collections—Playing Basketball with the Viet Cong, a Progressive Magazine Pick of the Year, and Forms of Prayer at the Hotel Edison (both Curbstone Press)—and adds some forty pages of new poems. Earlier poems naturally focus on questions of war and peace but, as Bowen now spends a good deal of time in Ireland, there are several new poems dealing with the west of Ireland, and stories of family members who left or stayed behind.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781904556046
Publisher:
Dedalus, Limited
Publication date:
11/01/2003
Pages:
12
Product dimensions:
5.92(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.39(d)

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