Poetry. Forty-one poems ranging from the effects of fireworks on a war veteran to resurrecting the memory of an old love and finally burying it. Each of these poems is informed by Mr. Ehrhart's Vietnam War combat experience, whether listening to the president saying violence is not the answer while he is ordering missiles launched ("Kosovo"), or remembering that 9/11 changed the world similarly as did Sputnik where patriotism is called for or is called into question ("Manning the Walls"), or refusing to talk about escapist love ("All About Love"). Ehrhart's voice is sure, his rhythms contemporary, his themes relevant and moving.
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W. D. Ehrhart holds an Honorable Discharge from the US Marine Corps and a PhD from the University of Wales at Swansea. The recipient of the President's Medal from Veterans for Peace, a Pew Fellowship in the Arts, two Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Fellowships, a Mary Roberts Rinehart Foundation Grant, and an Excellence in the Arts Award from Vietnam Veterans of America, he is the husband of Anne and father of Leela, and teaches English and history at the Haverford School in suburban Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he also coaches winter track and sponsors the school's student journal of literature and art. Author City: PHILADELPHIA, PA USA