Mothers Over Nangarhar: Poems

Mothers Over Nangarhar: Poems❮Read❯ ➲ Mothers Over Nangarhar: Poems ➵ Author Pamela Hart – Bluevapours.co.uk Mothers Over Nangarhar is an unusual and powerful war narrative, focusing less on the front lines of combat and on the home front, a perspective our American cultural canon has largely ignored after Mothers Over Nangarhar is an unusual and powerful war narrative, focusing less on the front lines of combat and on the home front, a perspective our American cultural canon has largely ignored afteryears at war In her stunning poetry debut, Pamela Hart concentrates on the fears and psychological battles suffered by parents, lovers, and friends during a soldier s absence and return Mothers Over PDF or home, if indeed there s a return With honest grit and compassionate imagination, Hart describes her own experience having a son overseas, incorporating lyric meditations, photography, news articles, support group meetings, family interviews, oral histories, and classic literature to construct a documentary style narrative very much situated in the now Blending reality with absurdism and guided openly by a Calvino kind of logic, Hart reveals to us a crucial American point of view.

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  • Mothers Over Nangarhar: Poems
  • Pamela Hart
  • 25 July 2019
  • 1946448273

10 thoughts on “Mothers Over Nangarhar: Poems

  1. Lisa Stice says:

    Since getting Mothers Over Nangarhar, I have read it several times There s is a ritual within the book of studying history and maps, of researching facts, of returning to memories and thinking about various futures It s the sort of book that is then read like a ritual, each time gleaning something new.

  2. Ben Niespodziany says:

    Heavy, moving, empathetic, and powerful The perspective of an American mother whose son is away at war Not the type of poetry I often read but I m glad I picked this one up.

  3. Jason says:

    Reading Mothers Over Nangarhar, Pamela Hart s award winning collection of poems I look to two of my favorites To me, both are not only powerfully heartbreaking, but seem to be ars poetica Take Numerous Gray Areas last two couplets for starters Now I am a column of firedark outline at the centerHear the crackle and hiss of my bodymy voice calling their namesYes, this is a mother s agony over a son engulfed in war, but isn t also what we, who claim to be poets, aspire to aren t we, in our wr Reading Mothers Over Nangarhar, Pamela Hart s award winning collection of poems I look to two of my favorites To me, both are not only powerfully heartbreaking, but seem to be ars poetica Take Numerous Gray Areas last two couplets for starters Now I am a column of firedark outline at the centerHear the crackle and hiss of my bodymy voice calling their namesYes, this is a mother s agony over a son engulfed in war, but isn t also what we, who claim to be poets, aspire to aren t we, in our writing begging for readers to hear the crackle and hiss of our bodies to feel and experience our pain, as well as our joy, our ecstasy In In the Car another favorite I am again drawn to the final two couplets I love him and loathe himlike a motherLike an ocean I carry his broken partsIsn t that true for all of us, with all those we love, whether our sons in soldiers in so far off war, or fiends, husbands, lover or daughter we see and interact with everyday Don t we love them and loathe them, when the labor of their love becomes too much to bare, carry their broken parts like an ocean, hoping they will do the same for us Yet, as Hart reminds us language is fickle Words fit around us We need moments of silence to sit back and look at Monet, to figure out the maps, and coordinate our next move, to stitch up the empty spaces that fill our lives Loving sometimes seems like an endless task, like curating the dead and all their demands I admit, I was not familiar with Pamela Hart s poems when we were both graduate students at Sarah Lawrence College, but I feel privileged today having read this collection It is at once personal, political and universal There are some amazing poems in these pages They speak of pain and wisdom They struggle and endure They are full of contradictions and beauty, as in American Mother They speak for to, and for all of us.Even as I love you and hold all of youMy children I m the good mother and the bad motherThe one who makes youThen bombs your world to bitsReading Pamela Hart s poems you get a brief glimpse at her soul Reading these poems you are reminded of what poetry is and should be about

  4. Kate Gaskin says:

    Mothers over Nangarhar is an important entry into the canon of contemporary American war literature Hart s book combines multiple perspectives of war, mostly from the point of view of mothers and spouses of deployed soldiers In short lyrics and sprawling narratives she moves from home front to distant desert lands, all the while grappling with the moral implications of what it means to love someone whose job is to perpetuate violence against others This is an important, empathetic, and reveal Mothers over Nangarhar is an important entry into the canon of contemporary American war literature Hart s book combines multiple perspectives of war, mostly from the point of view of mothers and spouses of deployed soldiers In short lyrics and sprawling narratives she moves from home front to distant desert lands, all the while grappling with the moral implications of what it means to love someone whose job is to perpetuate violence against others This is an important, empathetic, and revealing book

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