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W.D. Ehrhart says

Scholars and politicians, journalists and generals may argue, write and re-write ‘the facts.’  But when a poem is written, it becomes a singular entity with an inextinguishable and unalterable life of its own.  It is a true reflection of the feelings and perceptions it records, and as such, it is as valuable a document as  Continue Reading »

Forty years on

There is a distinguished body of writings by American veterans detailing the boredom and horror of combat as well as post-war traumas within a country that shunned the returning veterans. Some veterans returned to Vietnam and have written prose and poetry detailing their experiences. […] A growing body of translated works by Vietnamese now joins  Continue Reading »

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