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Bomber County: Poetry and World War II

Friday, November 19, 2010

Just as the trenches produced the most remarkable poetry of World War I, the bombing campaigns of World War II produced haunting poetry as it altered lives forever. Daniel Swift discusses the connections between poetry and WWII’s air war, and the life of his grandfather: a pilot with the 83rd Squadron of the Royal Air Force, who died in the war. Bomber County: The Poetry of a Lost Pilot’s War is about Swift’s search for his lost grandfather and an investigation into the experience of bombing and being bombed.

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Comments [1]

Joel Hubbard from "The war prayer" planet

"Poets of World War II" Harvey Shapiro editor
American Poets Project 2003
Amazing to read the words of people who lost so much, to give us the freedom to read their words today. I look forward too reading your work, thank you for keeping them alive!

Nov. 19 2010 01:03 PM

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