international poetry of conflict

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1

The American Civil War (1861–1865)

Poems by Walt Whitman and Herman Melville 

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2

the First World War (1914–1918)

Poems by Wilfred Owen and Ted Hughes 

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3

the Great Purge – Russia (1936–1938)

Poems by Anna Akhmatova and Osip Mandelstam 

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4

the Spanish Civil War (1936–1939)

Poems by Miguel Hernandez, Pablo Neruda and Cesar Vallejo 

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5

the Second World War (1939–1945)

Poems by Keith Douglas, Janos Pilinszky and Primo Levi 

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6

the Vietnam War (1955–1975)

Poems by James Fenton, Adrian Mitchell and Bruce Weigl

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7

The Troubles – Northern Ireland (late 1960s–1998)

Poems by Seamus Heaney, Michael Longley and Ciarán Carson 

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8

the Yugoslav Wars (1990s)

Poems by Goran Simic and Marko Vešović 

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9

the Israeli – Palestinian Conflict (1947–present) 

Poems by Suheir Hammad, Mahmoud Darwish  and Dalia Ravikovitch 

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10

the Iraq War and post 9/11 poetry (2003–2010) 

Poems by Adnan Al-Sayegh and Imtiaz Dharker