The Death of Sardanapalus and Other Poems of the Iraq Wars
David RayISBN: 1882863550;
Book DescriptionThe Death of Sardanapalus uniquely brings together impassioned works of insight, hope, and defiance covering the breadth and dark depths of "Operation Iraqi Freedom," and "Operation Desert Storm" through a sequence of poems beginning withthe devastation of 9/11. Written during the first nightmare term of George W. Bush, up to the election of 2004, these poems speak truth to power and illuminate the major political and military indiscriminations, blunders, lies, and hoaxes of Bush's "Waron Terror." The Death of Sardanapalus is a work of political expose, heartfelt opposition to a tragic, avoidable leap into the atrocities of an illegal war, and offers Ray's own grief and artistic compassion toward the betrayed muse of history, whose scorched pages overflow with the blood, suffering, and anguish of countless innocent victims. Ray has produced a literary litany and lament of such lasting clarity and poignancy as to bring tears to the eyes of those dead who gave their...
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