Death of a Poet

October 11th, 2012

By Jan Barry A poet, at his or her best, channels the rhythms of life and death. Somehow when we get ready to put things in order, we know our time has come … (“Getting Ready”) That was the last poem in John Edwin Cowen’s latest book, Poems from Dylan’s Wales, a reflection on Welsh […]

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Dead or Alive: W.D. Ehrhart on War and Peace

September 1st, 2012

By Jan Barry We are the ones you sent to fight a war You didn’t know a thing about. Those of us who lived Have tried to tell you what went wrong… (from “A Relative Thing”) The expanding bookshelf of works by W.D. Ehrhart—20 books, at last count—started with a ticked off Marine who barely […]

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