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Poems of Peace & War
Sunday, November 5, 2006 @ 12:00AM
Composing Truth to Power: Britten, Shostakovich and Prokofiev in the War Years
Tuesday, May 13, 2014 @ 7:00PM
Britten, Prokofiev and Shostakovich embody one of the most colorful and accessible threads in mid-20th century music. Each used his music – both on concert stages and in tandem with emerging media such as radio...
A broadly defined multinational cultural movement (or series of movements) that took hold in the late 19th century and reached its most radical peak on the eve of World War I. It grew out of the philosophical, scientific, political, and...
A movement that began in Zurich, Switzerland, in 1916 at the Cabaret Voltaire. The founders of this movement struck upon this essentially nonsense word to embody a simultaneously playful and nihilistic spirit alive among European visual artists...
A poem written to describe or comment on a particular event and often written for a public reading. Alfred, Lord Tennyson’s “The Charge of the Light Brigade” commemorates a disastrous battle in the Crimean War. George Starbuck wrote “Of Late”...
Poems of Peace and War Introduction: Philip Metres
Philip Metres's introduction to the Poems of Peace and War panel. Part of the Chicago Humanities Festival, 2006.
Poems of Peace and War: Gary Snyder
Gary Snyder at the Poems of Peace and War panel. Part of the Chicago Humanities Festival, 2006.
Poems of Peace and War: Yusef Komunyakaa
Yusef Komunyakaa at the Poems of Peace and War panel. Part of the Chicago Humanities Festival, 2006.
Poems of Peace and War: Dunya Mikhail
Dunya Mikhail at the Poems of Peace and War panel. Part of the Chicago Humanities Festival, 2006.
Poems of Peace and War: Brian Turner
Brian Turner at the Poems of Peace and War panel. Part of the Chicago Humanities Festival, 2006.
A form of folk poetry from Afghanistan. Meant to be recited or sung aloud, and frequently anonymous, the form is a couplet comprised of 22 syllables. The first line has 9 syllables and the second line 13 syllables. Landays end on “ma” or “na”...
An avant-garde aesthetic movement that arose in Italy and Russia in the early 20th century. Its proponents—predominantly painters and other visual artists—called for a rejection of past forms of expression, and the embrace of industry and new...
San Francisco Renaissance
Not a single movement, but a constellation of writers and artists active in the San Francisco Bay Area at the end of World War II. Poets associated with the San Francisco Renaissance include Kenneth Rexroth, Robert Duncan, Robin Blaser, Jack...
A poetic movement in England during the reign of George V (1910–1936), promoted in the anthology series Georgian Poetry. Its ranks included Rupert Brooke, Siegfried Sassoon, Walter de la Mare, Robert Graves, A.E. Housman, and D.H. Lawrence. The...
from War is Kind ["Do not weep, maiden, for war is kind"]
Do not weep, maiden, for war is kind.
Because your lover threw wild hands toward the sky
And the affrighted steed ran on alone, . . .
The War in the Air
For a saving grace, we didn't see our dead,
Who rarely bothered coming home to die
But simply stayed away out there . . .
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Siegfried Sassoon War Journals Made Public for First Time, Lyrics on Palestine All Too Familiar
Nina Martyris writes about First World War poet Siegfried Sassoon for Los Angeles Review of Books, recalling the "half-Jewish poet’s Palestinian interlude and searing war poetry." "He could easily be talking about the vicious war raging...
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How Should We Write About War and Trauma? Tom Sleigh Looks to David Jones
Our November 2013 issue features an in-depth essay by Tom Sleigh on poet and painter David Jones. Admired by W.B. Yeats and lauded by W.H. Auden, Jones was well-known among the British modernists. His first literary publication was the...
War Bird: A Journal
The massed and pillared wings of
the White House never fly—
whitewashed yearly, they stand . . .
I do not understand why men make war.
Is it because artillery is the most stoic example . . .