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War Poems: A Marine’s Tour 2003-2008

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War Poems

A Marine’s Tour 2003-2008
  • by Christopher Pascale
  • Merriam Press Poetry Series Number 2
  • First Edition 2017
  • Library of Congress Control Number: 2016906022
    • 100 6x9-inch pages
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9781576385104
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  • $9.99
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  • ISBN 9781576385661
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A veteran Marine records his service in the Marine Corps and Iraq between 2003-2008.

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Unflinching epic
Sasha Leshner (New York, NY) 3/5/2017 3:26 PM
War poems is an unflinching series of entries from a man who bravely tells of the real and imagined life of an American marine. The poetry balances solitude and loudness, reflecting the speaker's struggle to bring language into the present of his writing and the permanent place of memory. Christopher Pascale combines autobiography, social commentary, and unflinching introspection to trace the speaker's personal journey and give discursive strength to his experience. The poetry and narrative translations give an authority to poems that otherwise might not sustain the wide time frame they cover. His poetry is a balance of hard and soft, of relationships lost and identity gained through a text we have our own duty to witness, to learn the answer to the question, "How does it feel / to dig your own grave? / they say. Not so bad. / Not so bad."