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Trees became torches : selected poems

Author: Edwin Rolfe; Cary Nelson; Jefferson Hendricks
Publisher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, ©1995.
Series: American poetry recovery series.
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The radical journalist and poet Edwin Rolfe wrote eloquently of subjects ranging from the hardships of the Great Depression and the experience of war to the witch-hunts of the McCarthy era. More than fifty of Rolfe's best poems - some beautifully lyrical and some devastatingly satiric - are included in Trees Became Torches, a book designed to reach a broader audience than the recently published Collected Poems.  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Edwin Rolfe; Cary Nelson; Jefferson Hendricks
ISBN: 0252021312 9780252021312 0252064178 9780252064173
OCLC Number: 29909291
Description: 152 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Lyric Politics: The Poetry of Edwin Rolfe / Cary Nelson --
First Love --
A Federico Garcia Lorca --
Epitaph --
Death by Water --
City of Anguish --
Casualty --
About Eyes --
Eyes of a Blind Man --
Elegy for Our Dead --
Postscript to a War --
Brigadas Internacionales --
Paris --
Christmas 1938 --
Elegia --
Manuela --
Eyes of a Boy --
The Melancholy Comus --
Essay on Dreiser (1871-1945) --
Vincent --
Nuthin but Brass --
Catalogue of I --
Asbestos --
Winter's Ghost Plagues Them --
Season of Death --
Room with Revolutionists --
Faces No Longer White --
Definition --
Prophecy in Stone --
The Ship --
To Thine Own Self --
May 22nd 1939 --
Recruit --
In the Time of Hesitation --
War Guilt --
At the Moment of Victory --
Exodus 1947 --
Idiot Joe Prays in Pershing Square and Gets Hauled in for Vagrancy --
After Tu Fu (A.D. 713-770) --
The Glory Set --
On Rico LeBrun's Crucifixion --
Mystery --
Mystery II --
Kill the Umpire! --
Poem --
Night World --
Dawn Song --
Bon Voyage --
Now the Fog.
Series Title: American poetry recovery series.
Other Titles: Poems.
Responsibility: Edwin Rolfe ; edited by Cary Nelson & Jefferson Hendricks ; introduction and notes by Cary Nelson.

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The radical journalist and poet Edwin Rolfe wrote eloquently of subjects ranging from the hardships of the Great Depression and the experience of war to the witch-hunts of the McCarthy era. More than fifty of Rolfe's best poems - some beautifully lyrical and some devastatingly satiric - are included in Trees Became Torches, a book designed to reach a broader audience than the recently published Collected Poems. Rolfe was widely known as the poet laureate of the Abraham Lincoln Battalion, the Americans who volunteered to help defend the elected Spanish government during the 1936-39 civil war.

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