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American war poetry : an anthology

Author: Lorrie Goldensohn
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, ©2006.
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American War Poetry spans the history of the nation. Beginning with the Colonial Wars of the eighteenth-century and ending with the Gulf Wars, this original and significant anthology presents four centuries of American men and women-soldiers, nurses, reporters, and embattled civilians-writing about war. American War Poetry opens with a ballad by a freed African American slave commenting on a skirmish with Indians in
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Genre/Form: Anthologie
Military history
Poetry
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Lorrie Goldensohn
ISBN: 0231133103 9780231133104
OCLC Number: 61879831
Description: xxvi, 413 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The Colonial Wars, 1746-1763 --
Bars fight / Lucy Terry (Prince) --
The song of Braddock's men / Anonymous --
"Progress of the Colonies. Troubles with the natives" ; "Hostilities between France and England extended to America. Braddock's defeat" / Joel Barlow, from Columbiad, book 5 --
The Revolutionary War, 1776-1783 --
Liberty tree / Thomas Paine --
The American soldier ; Jeffery, or the soldier's progress ; A New York Tory, to his friend in Philadelphia / Philip Freneau --
Burrowing Yankees / Anonymous --
To his excellency General Washington / Phillis Wheatley --
Warren's address to the American soldiers / John Pierpont --
Concord hymn / Ralph Waldo Emerson --
Paul Revere's ride / Henry Wadsworth Longfellow --
Black Samson of Brandywine / Paul Laurence Dunbar. The War of 1812 --
On the conflagrations at Washington / Philip Freneau --
Defence of Fort McHenry / Francis Scott Key --
The Battle of Niagara, from canto IV / John Neal --
Advice to a raven in Russia / Joel Barlow --
Old Ironsides / Oliver Wendell Holmes --
The Alamo and the Mexican-American War, 1836 and 1846-1848 --
The defense of the Alamo / Joaquin Miller --
The other Alamo / Martín Espada --
Ode, inscribed to W.H. Channing / Ralph Waldo Emerson --
the angels of Buena Vista / John Greenleaf Whittier --
from The Biglow papers / James Russell Lowell --
"When with pale cheek and sunken eye I sang" / Henry David Thoreau. The Civil War, 1861-1865 --
The voice of memory in exile, from a Home in Ashes / William Gilmore Simms --
The arsenal at Springfield / Henry Wadsworth Longfellow --
Barbara Frietchie ; The battle autumn of 1862 / John Greenleaf Whittier --
The march into Virginia, ending in the First Manassas ; Ball's bluff ; A utilitarian view of the Monitor's fight ; Shiloh ; The college colonel / Herman Melville --
The Battle Hymn of the Republic / Julia Ward Howe --
Cavalry crossing a ford ; By the bivouac's fitful flame ; Come up from the fields Father ; A march in the ranks hard-prest, and road unknown ; The wound-dresser ; Reconciliation ; O Captain! My Captain! / Walt Whitman --
The unknown dead / Henry Timrod --
In Louisiana / John William De Forest --
"It feels a shame to be alive" / Emily Dickinson --
Accomplices ; Fredericksburg / Thomas Bailey Aldrich --
The rebel / Innes Randolph --
The gathering of the Grand Army / Charlotte Forten Grimke --
Laughter in the Senate / Sidney Lanier --
The Confederate flags / Ambrose Bierce --
A war memory / Lizette Woodworth Reese --
The unsung heroes / Paul Laurence Dunbar --
Ode to the Confederate dead / Allen Tate --
From Trollope's journal / Elizabeth Bishop --
A Confederate veteran tries to explain the event / Robert Penn Warren --
For the Union dead / Robert Lowell --
Fabrication of ancestors / Alan Dugan --
Hunting Civil War relics at Nimblewill Creek / James Dickey --
The road home / Andrew Hudgins. The Indian Wars, 1620-1911 --
The disinterred warrior / William Cullen Bryant --
Metacom / John Greenleaf Whittier --
"Prayer of a warrior" (Assiniboine) ; "Cherokee war-song," version 1 ; "Cherokee war-song," version 2 ; "Song for a fallen warrior (Blackfeet) ; "I will arise with my tomahawk" (Passamaquoddy) ; "Warpath song" ; "Last song of Sitting Bull" (Teton Sioux) / Anonymous --
From far Dakota's cañons / Walt Whitman --
"The taking of life brings serious thoughts" (Pima) ; "War song" (Papago) / Anonymous --
Wildwest / Archibald Macleish --
A centenary ode / James Wright --
Parading with the V.F.W. / Carter Revard --
A tribute to Chief Joseph / Duane Niatum --
The steadying / William Heyen --
I give you back / Joy Harjo --
Coosaponakeesa (Mary Mathews Musgrove Bosomsworth) / Rayna Green --
Three thousand dollar death song / Wendy Rose --
Dear John Wayne ; Captivity / Louise Erdrich --
The Spanish-American War, 1898 --
War is kind ; The battle hymn / Stephen Crane --
The conquerors : the Black troops in Cuba --
The War of the Philippines, 1899-1902 --
On a soldier fallen in the Philippines ; from Ode in a time of hesitation / William Vaughan Moody --
Harry Wilmans / Edgar Lee Masters. World War I, 1917-1918 --
Patterns / Amy Lowell --
Not to keep / Robert Frost --
Buttons ; Grass / Carl Sandburg --
The death of a soldier / Wallace Stevens --
from Hugh Selwyn Mauberlye, IV, V / Ezra Pound --
There will come soft rains / Sara Teasdale --
Triumphal march : 1931, from Coriolan / T.S. Eliot --
I have a rendezvous with death / Alan Seeger --
Memorial rain / Archibald Macleish --
I sing of Olaf / E.E. Cummings --
To my brother killed : Haumont Wood, October, 1918 / Louise Bogan --
Chateau de soupir, 1917 / Malcolm Cowley --
Champs d'honneur ; Riparto d'assalto / Ernest Hemingway --
Poem out of childhood / Muriel Rukeyser --
The Spanish Civil War, 1936-1939 --
Sinverguenza / Robinson Jeffers --
Say that we saw Spain die / Edna St. Vincent Millay --
To the veterans of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade / Genevieve Taggard --
To Eugene P. Loveman / Alexander Bergman --
City of anguish ; First love / Edwin Rolfe (Fishman) --
Sestina, from Letter to the Front / Muriel Rukeyser --
On the murder of Lieutenant Jose del Castillo / Philip Levine. World War II, 1941-1945 --
Notes toward a supreme fiction / Wallace Stevens --
Trilogy / H.D. (Hilda Doolittle) --
In distrust of merits / Marianne Moore --
Beaumont to Detroit : 1943 / Langston Hughes --
The fury of aerial bombardment / Richard Eberhart --
Snatch ; DP's / Lincoln Kirstein --
Survival : infantry ; Of being numerous, 14, 18, 19, 20 / George Oppen --
Troop train / Karl Shapiro --
Losses ; Prisoners ; The death of the ball turret gunner ; Protocols ; The truth / Randall Jarrell --
Elegy just in case ; A box comes home / John Ciardi --
Remembering that island / Thomas McGrath --
Negro hero / Gwendolyn Brooks --
Memories of West Street and Lepke / Robert Lowell --
Grand Central with soldiers, early morning ; A fable of the war ; IFF ; Redeployment / Howard Nemerov --
After twenty years / Eleanor Ross Taylor --
First snow in Alsace / Richard Wilbur --
The firebombing / James Dickey --
The faithful / Jane Cooper --
Still life / Anthony Hecht --
Portrait from the infantry / Alan Dugan --
The pit / Lucien Stryk --
Carentan o Carentan ; Memories of a lost war ; The battle / Louis Simpson --
The Dachau shoe / W.S. Merwin --
Dos oysleydikn (The emptying) / Jerome Rothenberg --
Legends from camp, VI, X, XV / Lawson Fusao Inada --
Prodigy / Charles Simic --
The lost pilot / James Tate --
Aubade of the singer and saboteur, Marie Triste : 1941 / Norman Dubie --
Welcome to Hiroshima / Mary Jo Salter --
Hiroshima maiden ; Heart Mountain, 1943 / Lee Ann Roripaugh --
The minefield / Diane Thiel. The Korean War, 1950-1953 --
Ode for the American dead in Asia / Thomas McGrath --
A Korean woman seated by a wall / William Meredith --
On a certain engagement south of Seoul / Hayden Carruth --
The circle ; Waterfront bars ; Memory of a victory / Keith Wilson --
The said ; Flag memoir / Reg Saner --
Trying to remember people I never really knew / William Childress --
The January-May 1951 slaughter ; Jacob Mosqueda wrestles with the angels / Rolando Hinojosa --
Under flag / Myung Mi Kim --
The chasm ; Fragments of the forgotten war / Suji Kwock Kimi. The Vietnam War, 1964-1975 --
The march 1 ; The march 2 / Robert Lowell --
On being asked to write a poem against the war in Vietnam / Hayden Carruth --
On hearing a new escalation / Richard Hugo --
Weeping woman ; At the Justice Department / Denise Levertov --
Peace with honor / Philip Appleman --
Counting small-boned bodies / Robert Bly --
Iron horse / Allen Ginsberg --
The Asians dying / W.S. Merwin --
Of late / George Starbuck --
Hauling over Wolf Creek Pass in winter / Walter McDonald --
Dead weight / Jim Nye --
Work ; Haircut ; Vermont / David Huddle --
May 1968 / Sharon Olds --
Infantry assault ; Papasan ; Purification / Doug Anderson --
Thoughts before dawn ; April 30, 1975 / John Balaban --
OK Corral East / Horace Coleman --
Basket case ; It is monsoon at last / Basil Paquet --
Peace, so that / Greg Kuzma --
Black winter / Frank Stewart --
Choppers / Dale Ritterbusch --
The hooded legion / Gerald McCarthy --
Starlight scope myopia ; Tu Do Street ; Dui doi, dust of life ; Facing it / Yusef Komunyakaa --
When I am 19 I was a medic / D.F. Brown --
The little man / David Connolly --
Beautiful wreckage ; How it all comes back ; Finding my old battalion command post / W.D. Ehrhart --
What saves us ; Burning shit an An Khe ; The last lie / Bruce Weigl --
Wa ta se Na ka mo ni, Vietnam Memorial / Ray A. Young Bear --
The women next door / Barbara Tran --
Mother's pearls / Bao-Long Chu. El Salvador, Bosnia, Kosovo, Afghanistan, and the Persian Gulf --
The colonel / Carolyn Forché --
The day they cleaned up the border : El Salvador, February 1981 / Wendy Rose --
Bosnia tune / Joseph Brodsky --
Bogomil in Languedoc / John Mathias --
A thousand cranes / Dale Ritterbusch --
"It was an open-air market: / Adrian Oktenberg --
Night vision of the Gulf War / Dale Jacobson --
Mondrian's Forest / Wendy Battin --
The ribbon the Hell's Tree, X / Kristi Garboushian --
Jihad / J.D. McClatchy --
When the Towers fell / Galway Kinnell --
The school among the ruins / Adrienne Rich --
The kind of shadow that calls out fate / Tony Hoagland --
Shrapnel / C.K. Williams --
Found in the Free Library / Eleanor Wilner --
Here, bullet / Brian Turner.
Responsibility: edited by Lorrie Goldensohn.

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