135 x 205 x 18mm
'Hear now the tale of a jetblack sunrise,
Hear of the murder in cold blood of
four hundred and twelve young men . . .'
- Walt Whitman
Jan Mark's provocative and sobering compilation of poems reflects the timeless nature of humanity's equal capacity for courage and barbarity in conflict. Poems by great 20th-century war poets like Owen, Sassoon and Douglas stand alongside more modern names such as Fenton, Dunmore and Murray, and complement contributions from such diverse sources as Shakespeare and the Bible.
Drawing on her experience as a poetry-prize judge and reviewing as well as an award-winning writer, Jan Mark has collected outstanding poetry full of raw emotion that paints a vivid new picture of war and conflict.