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

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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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"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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