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Tag Archives: The Poetry of War

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  • 19
    Jun

    2008

    Spoken Word: War Poetry on Quiddity

    WUIS program Quiddity, the radio-arm of the literary magazine, devotes an episode to war poetry and soldier-poets. We’ve been reading our share of war poetry here with James Winn and The Poetry of...

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  • 28
    May

    2008

    James Winn’s Top 5

    James Winn’s article on the Five Best works of war poetry in honor of Memorial Day As printed in the Wall Street Journal, May 24, 2008 1. The Iliad Translated by Robert Fagles. Viking, 1990. For...

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  • 26
    May

    2008

    Noblesse Oblige

    The idea of chivalry has always been a fraud… …a system of polite and honorable ideals masking shameful and violent acts. Medieval poets played a crucial part in creating the myth of chivalry,...

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  • 30
    Apr

    2008

    War Poet Wednesday

    Women love a man in uniform, so they say. James Winn points out that even in 1714, some women saw through the supposed dignity that the red British military uniform brings. Some things never change; the...

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  • 16
    Apr

    2008

    War Poet Wednesday

    While war may rob and subvert language, simplifying the grandest of catastrophes, the political realm can rob poetry of its soul, hijacking poetic language for its own gains. James Winn, author of The...

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  • 2
    Apr

    2008

    War Poet Wednesday

    James Winn shows us that language, too, is broken down during war. The words employed by soldiers are quick, acronym-heavy, and devoid of flowery, unnecessary syllables, but in some cases, language is...

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  • 26
    Mar

    2008

    War Poet Wednesday

    War poets bring an impossible beauty and entirely new perspective to the most awful of subjects. On Wednesdays, we’ll receive a new perspective on these writers. Yesterday’s New York Times...

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  • 19
    Mar

    2008

    James Winn Speaks about War Poets

    Check out video of James Winn’s book launch here. Discuss. Read More ?

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