Victoria Kelly - When the Men Go Off to War & Sue Ellen Thompson - They

Sunday, November 22, 2015 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm

Kelly is a widely published poet whose work was selected for The Best American Poetry 2013. A U.S. Mitchell Scholar at Trinity College, Dublin and a graduate of the Iowa Writers Workshop, Kelly is a military spouse, and her first full collection combines the emotional intensity of lyric with the momentum of narrative to convey the spectrum of hope, fear, frustration, and, most of all, the abiding love, that is the experience of a woman whose husband is at war in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Editor of The Autumn House Anthology of Contemporary American Poetry, a collection used in many college courses, Thompson has been nominated for the Pulitzer Prize and has won the Samuel French Morse Prize, the Pablo Neruda Prize, and several others; in 2010 the Maryland Library Association selected her as winner of its prestigious Maryland Author Award. Her fifth book of poetry has the immediacy of headlines and the narrative depth of a novel, as Thompson evokes the experience of three generations of a family coping in their different ways with the gender transition of a child.

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Fiction & Poetry
When the Men Go Off to War: Poems Cover Image
ISBN: 9781612519043
Availability: Special Order—Subject to Availability
Published: US Naval Institute Press - September 15th, 2015

They Cover Image
ISBN: 9781625490988
Availability: Special Order—Subject to Availability
Published: Wordtech Communications - July 29th, 2014

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