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Published by University of Iowa Press in Iowa City, IA .
Written in English


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Statementedited by Marc Falkoff ; preface by Flagg Miller ; afterword by Ariel Dorfman.
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LC ClassificationsPJ
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Paginationx, 72 p. ;
Number of Pages72
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22760001M
ISBN 109781587296062

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  A new collection of poetry written by Guantanamo Bay detainees will be published in late July. We hear from the editor of the book, Poetry from Guantanamo. Poems from Guantanamo: The Detainees Speak is an anthology of 22 poems by 17 Guantanamo detainees published by Marc Falkoff, a US professor of law with a doctorate in American by: 2.   This small selection of poems "Poems from Guantanamo" is a triumph of endurance and courage. These poets, Guantanamo Bay detainees, have been held for years without any trial and routinely tortured. All in a United States military detention centre. This profound poetry, written against all odds, is a testament to the indestructable power of the /5(19). Isolation is the condition from which and into which the Guantanamo poets and poems emerge and become re-confined. The book of poems is treated as an "isolated" event, outside of the forms of critique and reading that constitute a "normalized" poetry's "reception.".

This collection gives voice to the men held at Guantánamo. Available only because of the tireless efforts of pro bono attorneys who submitted each line to Pentagon scrutiny, Poems from Guantánamo brings together twenty-two poems by seventeen detainees, most still at Guantánamo, in legal limbo. This book, although entitled 'the detainees speak' has gone through various 'filters' to ensure that we do not see the full picture of the horrors of Guantanamo Bay. Had the book contained the original, uncensored versions of the poems, it would have been a best seller. What we have here, in my opinion, is a politically correct s: Marc Falkoff, the editor of the short book titled Poems from Guantanamo:The Detainees Speak must be complimented for presenting before the world the innermost feelings and emotions —dangerous from the point of view of US government —of detainees held in the US detention centre at Guntanamo Bay, Cuba. An important feature of the book is the. Poems from Guantanamo: The Detainees Speak eBook: Falkoff, Marc, Miller, Flagg, Dorfman, Ariel: : Kindle Store.

  Poems from Guantanamo: The Detainees Speak - Kindle edition by Falkoff, Marc, Miller, Flagg, Dorfman, Ariel. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Poems from Guantanamo: The Detainees Speak/5(18). Poems from Guantanamo: The Detainees Speak. In this Book. University of Iowa Press Additional Information. Poems from Guantanamo: The Detainees Speak Poems from Guantánamo brings together twenty-two poems by seventeen detainees, most still at Guantánamo, in legal limbo. If, in the words of Audre Lorde, poetry “forms the quality of light Cited by:   The poems — some by accomplished writers, others by first-time poets — suffer “some flaws,” as the book’s editor, Marc Falkoff, himself a lawyer for 17 detainees, puts it.   "The poems in this collection were written against enormous odds. The men detained in Guantanamo Bay are routinely held in solitary confinement, condemned without a fair trial, many of them tortured. Through it all, some have taken sanctuary in poetry, and through this small volume we hear voices and glimpse their innermost : University of Iowa Press.