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The stick soldiers : poems

Author: Hugh Martin
Publisher: Rochester, NY : BOA Editions, Ltd., 2013.
Series: A. Poulin, Jr. new poets of America series, v. 35.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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At age nineteen, Hugh Martin withdrew from college for deployment to Iraq. After training at Fort Bragg, Martin spent 2004 in Iraq as the driver of his platoon sergeant's Humvee. He participated in hundreds of missions including raids, conducting foot patrols, clearing routes for IEDs, disposing of unexploded ordnance, and searching thousands of Iraqi vehicles. These poems recount his time in basic training, his  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Poetry
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Hugh Martin
ISBN: 9781938160066 1938160061
OCLC Number: 812258346
Notes: Poems.
Description: 103 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: M-16A2 assault rifle --
Spring in Jalula --
The stick soldiers --
The global war on terrorism --
The Jalula market --
Responding to an explosion in Qarah Tappah --
First engagement --
Nights in the quadrilateral pool of sawdust and sweat --
The summer of crawling --
The range --
Basic training --
Full moon, M2 machine gun --
Tomorrow, we go up north --
Four-letter word --
Observation post --
Raid --
Nocturne, traffic control point --
Friday night, FOB Cobra --
Pictures of the war --
After curfew --
The rocket --
Causeway overwatch --
Desert nocturne --
The war was good, thank you --
Demobilization --
Home from Iraq, Barking Spider Tavern --
Barracks dream --
Firework elegy --
First snow --
Doc's kill --
Ways of looking at an IED --
Green dreams --
Site 947 : a situation report --
The burn pit detail at FOB Cobra --
This morning, we carry body bags --
Nocturne with sandstorm --
Nostos : Quinn's Bar, Cleveland Heights.
Series Title: A. Poulin, Jr. new poets of America series, v. 35.
Other Titles: Poems.
Responsibility: by Hugh Martin ; foreword by Cornelius Eady.

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Iraq war veteran's Poulin Prize-winning debut poetry collection explores war, masculinity, and return to civilian life. Introduction by Cornelius Eady.  Read more...

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"The Stick Soldiers reveal[s] Iraq in all its real and imagined dangers in a language that is somber, angry, deeply reflective, but also intensely, if not darkly humorous." The collection is an Read more...

 
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