American War Poetry: A Recap

Literature is frequently rooted within historical events and American poetry is no exception, with much of American poetry having its inspiration in war. A significant evolution in American war poetry occurred through the historic milestones of World War II and the Korean and Vietnam Wars. Poetry from these wars do have much in common; shared […]

American War Poetry: the Vietnam War

Poetry inspired by the Vietnam War comes from a much more diverse authorship than that behind the poetry of World War II or the Korean War.  Writers like Yusef Komunyakaa (an African-American), women poets Adrienne Rich and Denise Levertov, and the openly gay Allen Ginsberg really broke the typical white male mold.  Also unlike with […]

American War Poetry: the Korean War

First, I believe what was meant to be my first post was a comment, which was a mistake, but I thought I would make that clarification. To the primary point, American poetry from the Korean War has been interesting to read and definitely differs as a whole from poetry inspired by World War II.  Korean […]