Saturday, September 18, 2010


BOMBER COUNTRY by Daniel Swift  (NYC;2010, Farrar,Straus and Giroux) hb,ISBN 978-0-374--27331-8, $26.00.

BOMBER COUNTRY is many things but for poets and readers of poetry it is this.  It is about poetry written during war time by soldiers.  In this instance it is about the pilots and other crew members of RAF's Bomber Command who served in the bombing campaign against Germany.  The focus of the book is about the author's grandfather who served as a pilot with the RAF.  It shows how poetry is used by poets to cope with the destruction of war and especially the destruction they cause in their own military service.

I( highly recommend this book

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