Poetry. W.D. Ehrhart--a veteran of the Vietnam War--has written 14 books of poetry and prose, as well as 10 poetry chapbooks. SLEEPING WITH THE DEAD is a work of frustration, aggression, and compassion. Lyrical yet gritty, the poems in this collection begin with meditations/lamentations on death before moving on to examine love. A dialectic exists between what Ehrhart truly feels and believes with what he experienced as a young Marine. Ehrhart's work examines the political context--both then and now--in regard to war and death, but ultimately seeks a sense of peace and forgiveness, for others and for himself.
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