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A collection of socialist, surrealist poetry and prose, Theater of War parodies the rhetoric of the U.S. National Security Strategy Report, exposing the fascist machinations of the Bush administration. Presented with unforgiving humor, disjunctive syntax, and subversive wordplay, Theater of War removes the earplugs that "defend" us from dissent.

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Watching news saw bomb fall, land and my TV exploded. I crawled out of crater, picked poem-shrapnel out of limbs, and wrapped it in blank pages. Here is scholastic, satirical self-exposure, medical records of guilt sick American mind. Vomiting up of flag and prayers. Unfolding of blueprint of refinery of our collective unconscious. Absurd playbill in which big politicians and Evil Doers get stage biographies, sad Paul Celan-like goodbyes to the dead. X-ray of mad logic of pre-emptive war in Iraq to see semantic cancer spreading over earth.
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Nicholas Powers is an English graduate student at City University of New York. Our tour guide at African Meeting House, the first Black church in the Northeast, where he taught fugitive slave history and tied it to globalization sweat shop horror. Enjoyed minor celebrity status there, moved to New York, began teaching in September 2001, after the Event work in shadow of Twin Towers. Breathed in asbestos and ash at his job at Borough Manhattan Community College. Now walks around trying to catch the ghosts of people falling and bury them in poetry to let them rest. Is writing dissertation on Middle Passage and a Novella. Wants to make a living by writing so that writing will let him live.

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  • PublisherUpSet Press
  • Publication date2005
  • ISBN 10 0976014203
  • ISBN 13 9780976014201
  • BindingPaperback
  • Edition number1
  • Number of pages128
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