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33 review for The Writing on the Wall: 108 American Poems of Protest

  1. 5 out of 5

    Brenda

    Poems of protest collected during the Vietnam War era. I've used some of these poems to bolster my own anti-war stance, as these verses are vivid in their portrayal in the psychological and physical horrors of battle. But not all of the poems are about war, many speak to the struggle for civil rights. In this day and age, human rights are still being fought for, not only in America, but other countries. As long as there is inequality in the world, this anthology will continue to be a timeless an Poems of protest collected during the Vietnam War era. I've used some of these poems to bolster my own anti-war stance, as these verses are vivid in their portrayal in the psychological and physical horrors of battle. But not all of the poems are about war, many speak to the struggle for civil rights. In this day and age, human rights are still being fought for, not only in America, but other countries. As long as there is inequality in the world, this anthology will continue to be a timeless and poignant collection.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Rand Rhody

    “On the Brooklyn Bridge, I wrote a poem: the rain washed it away.” - from The Graffiti Poet by Nancy Willard. The simplicity of this volume, assembled in the Sixties by the poet Walter Lowenfels, belies the remarkable contents by a panoply of renowned as well as unknown poets, including Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Ezra Pound, Kenneth Rexroth, Ishmael Reed, Walt Whitman, Langston Hughes, Denise Levertov, Allen Ginsberg, Edgar Lee Masters, Gregory Corso, Douglas Blazek, Leroi Jones, D. A. Levy, Randy Rho “On the Brooklyn Bridge, I wrote a poem: the rain washed it away.” - from The Graffiti Poet by Nancy Willard. The simplicity of this volume, assembled in the Sixties by the poet Walter Lowenfels, belies the remarkable contents by a panoply of renowned as well as unknown poets, including Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Ezra Pound, Kenneth Rexroth, Ishmael Reed, Walt Whitman, Langston Hughes, Denise Levertov, Allen Ginsberg, Edgar Lee Masters, Gregory Corso, Douglas Blazek, Leroi Jones, D. A. Levy, Randy Rhody, e. e. cummings, Kenneth Patchen, Chief Joseph, Peter La Farge, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Charles Bukowski, Walter Lowenfels, Carl Sandburg, Vachel Lindsay, Emily Dickinson, Archibald Macleish, and Woody Guthrie.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Libertylover71

    Poems written during Vietnam War era. Hardcore, funny, witty, entertaining, and talented.

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