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Rooms and Fields
Dramatic Monologues from the War in Bosnia
by Lee Peterson
- Publisher: Kent State University Press
- ISBN: 9780873388160 (087338816X)
- Awards: Stan and Tom Wick Poetry Prize (2003)
- Genres: poetry
- Format: paperback, 64 pages
- Language: english
- Release date: July 26, 2004
- Author: Lee Peterson
About The Book
Winner of the 2003 Stan and Tom Wick Poetry Prize
“These poems are full of surprises: the gods talk; ancient authors talk; the dictionary talks; very memorably, the bridge over the Drina River, roughly between Bosnia and Serbia, speaks two haunting poems. The dead talk, wolves talk, a teacher talks, with a chorus. Sometimes I like to imagine this long poem being staged. What the music would be! Who would do the sets! What languages . . .
Lee Peterson’s Rooms and Fields: Dramatic Monologues from the War in Bosnia doesn’t have a single wasted breath; its sense of necessity never lets up; I always feel that the people and animals and landscapes being written about are being honored. The work is compassionate and single-mindedly alive to its high purpose. What a rare thing it is to find the meeting of historical, political, and poetic wisdom.”
— Jean Valentine, Judge
Rooms and Fields is history not simply documented and explored but also deeply felt. A poetic inquiry, its concerns are uniquely and fundamentally intimate. Compassion drives this collection of spare and gracious poems.
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