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Breaking the Jaws of Silence: Sixty American Poets Speak to the World
edited by Sholeh Wolpé
University of Arkansas Press, 2013
Paper: 978-1-55728-629-1 | eISBN: 978-1-61075-517-7
Library of Congress Classification PS593.P77B74 2013
Dewey Decimal Classification 811.60803581

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
Through the support of PEN Center USA, Iranian American poet and translator Sholeh Wolpé has brought together sixty American poets to address the world through poems that not only meditate on the principles of freedom, justice, and tolerance but also boldly and directly address specific countries. Natasha Trethewey, Robert Bly, Rita Dove, Yusef Komunyakaa, Galway Kinnell, Philip Levine, Carolyn Forché, Billy Collins, Jorie Graham, Naomi Shihab Nye, and Quincy Troupe are just some of the poets whose work is gathered in this powerful new collection. These poets speak out in the tradition of all poets who speak out in uprisings, seeking to change the landscape despite an environment of oppression, torture, and denial of basic human rights. All poems included were gifted to this anthology, which will benefit PEN Center USA's Freedom to Write program.

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