Thomas Fitzsimmons went into World War II as an underage merchant seaman just after Pearl Harbor and was discharged from the USAAF just after Hiroshima. Iron Harp is a book about the memories, hard and sweet, which linger throughout a lifetime. One man's centuryfrom a depressed New England mill-town in the 1920s, through the spirit-splintering insanities of World War II, to renewal in love, and on to glimpses of grace in Japan, along the Mediterranean, and in the high desert of New Mexico. Many of these poems are poignant evocations of battle and its emotional aftermath and leave the reader shuddering as to the undeniable folly of war.
|Publisher:||La Alameda Press|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.27(d)|
About the Author
Tom Fitzsimmons, emeritus professor of literature, Oakland University, lives near Santa Fe. He was formerly writer/editor for The New Republic and feature writer for The Asahi Daily News.