A Chorus for Peace: A Global Anthology of Poetry by Women

Marilyn Arnold, Editor, Bonnie Ballif-Spanvill, Editor, Kristen Tracy, Editor University of Iowa Press $44.95 (240p) ISBN 978-0-87745-811-1
...and Gender Internationally acclaimed poets like Wislawa Szymborska, Lucille Clifton, Natalya Gorbanevskaya and Fadwa Tuqan protest violence and war in A Chorus for Peace: A Global Anthology of Poetry by Women. Edited by Brigham Young University English professor Marilyn Arnold, BYU psychology professor Bonnie Ballif-Spanvill and Western Michigan University creative writing teacher Kristen Tracy, the book is divided into sections like ""Women Surviving War,"" ""Domestic Battlefields"" and ""Reaching and Rebuilding."" ""I was to be shot at dawn,"" writes Irina Ratushinskaya in ""I Had a Strange Dream,"" ""And then one of my classmates appeared,/ My classmate said: `Good evening/ How unlucky you've been. I'm very sorry./ I mean, being shot it's so inhumane./ I've always believed in soft measures.' "" (June 1)
Reviewed on: 06/01/2002
Release date: 06/01/2002
Paperback - 220 pages - 978-0-87745-812-8
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