Liberation: New Works on Freedom From Internationally by Mark Ludwig

By Mark Ludwig

An exploration of freedom through a number of the world's so much celebrated poets, released for the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi camps

The 12 months 2015 marks the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi focus camps and the realization of the second one global conflict. yet world wide, oppressed and imprisoned individuals are nonetheless eager for freedom and asking, "What does it suggest to be free?" This choice of poems explores that question.

In honor of this anniversary, many of the world's best modern voices--including Rita Dove, Robert Pinsky, Jay Parini, Yusef Komunyakaa, Agi Mishol, Tsering Woeser, Han Dong, Ernesto Santana, and Richard Blanco--have written poems at the topic of liberation because it evokes them in my opinion and creatively. the majority of their poems are released for the 1st time during this volume.

The result's a creative illustration of the common longing for freedom from twenty-five...

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In the lightning, old campfires glared. The horse-fly kept buzzing the room. In his song, the night was another world. Thunder rumbled over the past grinding hard kernels of memory into meal. Over the fields where they walked their voices still filled the air. Let the past be recognized. Know it is there. Let their song of darkness be our history lesson. Their world is lost. But after mission schools and education there is the steady buzz of forward momentum and a song of healing for a mantle. Lament YANG JIAN Take the bodies of those who died eating the leaves of elm trees, poplars, and willows, and place them on the altar.

Cement, sugar, salt. Movie industry, Nollywood. Christian states, nation under Shari’a. Pimp family for sugar, salt. Telecoms. 3 Operative Across Country VIII Law-enforcement, commercial satellite, flying manned reconnaissance missions Missing girls. Lost forever—and be. 1 Song of the Checkered Dress I chortled this hausa hausa’s minion, burning- dome of rooflight’s rage, raining-roar-ravage Eagle, in his turning Of the running bride-maid gasoline air, and churning Wives there, how she piled upon the flatbed of a truck’s clearing In her chastity!

I’ll go with him even if he sells me in the bazaar. Our secret love has been discovered. You run one way and I’ll flee the other. May G-d bring death to all village gossips So the bravest girls will be free of their wagging lips! [Translated from Pashto by Eliza Griswold] Refugees from Little League YERMIYAHU AHRON TAUB When gazing absently out the kitchen window while washing dishes or when grunting on her knees scrubbing linoleum floors or when driving her son to little league practice or when watching the games which nearly always drove her to smoke so tedious were they to her and yet she always did embrace him through his brink-of- tears even as she wondered why he insisted on this ordeal three times a week year after year when all he really wanted was to wear dresses and play with the neighbor girl’s dolls, she never thought they’d end up here.

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