Old Glory: American War Poems from the Revolutionary War to the War on Terrorism, edited by Robert Hedin

For National Poetry Month and Patriots’ Day: This collection of nearly 200 poems reflects on both past and modern wars, representing all types of poetry, various points of view, and a wide range of emotions: love of country, sacrifice, tragedy, and glory, as well as disillusionment and dissent.  Each poem is accompanied by a brief biographical note on the poet for context:  John Ciardi, for example, was a B-29 gunner and flew sixteen combat missions over Japan in World War II; Louise Bogan lost a brother in World War I.

Rating:  **** Very, very good
Reviewed by:  stc

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