Douglas Vlaentine Editor- WITH EYES WIDE OPEN: POEMS OF THE NEW AMERICAN CENTURY

WITH EYES WIDE OPEN: POEMS OF THE NEW AMERICAN CENTURY

edited by Douglas Valentine

WEST END PRESS  West End Press announces an important new anthology for world literature, peace studies, and community writing.

COVER ART” NOSTALGIA (20o2)  / Rene Aceo

978-09910742-0-4,  200 pp.,  $19.95

WITH EYES WIDE OPEN: POEMS OF THE NEW AMERICAN CENTURY  features poets from around the world whose common goal is to speak on behalf of outcasts, immigrants, the working classes, then forgotten as nations clash and wage relentless war.

Diverse in ethnicity, experience, and writing styles, the poets are united by a common interest in promoting peace, justcie, and human welfare.  The poems tell of the struggle for dignity from South Africa, Serbia, Vietnam to Chile, Australia and America.  Concerned for the environment and the well-being of all of humanity, their voices represent an emerging poetic consciousness which is helping to define and shape the imagination and language of the 21st Century.

Contributors include: Tahar Benkri, Giaconda Belli, Teresa Mei Chuc, W.D. Ehrhart, Martin Espada, Elena Familvoa, Eduardo Galeano, Aracelis Girmay, Sam Hamill, Suheir Hammad, Tyehimba Jess, Jusef Kimunyakaa, Patricio Mans, Dunya Mikhail, Margaret Randall, Bratislav Milanovic, Menka Shivdasani, Aharan Shabtai, Brian Turner, Afaa Michae Weaver, Bruce Weigl, and Daisy Zamora.

Douglas Valentine is the author of four books of non-fiction, including THE PHOENIX PROGRAM; A NOVEL, TDY; and a book of poems, A CROW’S DREAM.  He lives with his wife in Massachusetts.

Available @westendpress.org.  Or send a check for $22 to West End Press.  PO Box 27334, Albuquerque  NM  87125

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