Monday, June 21, 2010

War Poetry

I just came across this quote by Randall Jarrell: "The real war poets are always war poets, peace or any time." It reminded me of a discussion my class had last week at Write by the Lake on the perils of political or social commentary poetry. I'm trying to think of who might be our "real war poets" right now (and admittedly am a bit distracted because I'm proofing my manuscript).
Which American poets writing now do you think transcend the reactionary and resist simplifying complex political or social issues?

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