Poems from Guantanamo
The Detainees Speak
by Marc Falkoff
University of Iowa Press, 2007, [First Edition], hardcover, dustjacket, ISBN 9781587296062
Very Good Condition, minor edge and shelf wear, ex-library (cancelled stamp on front flyleaf, protected dustjacket, sticker to spine and back cover, otherwise like new), dustjacket (protected) shows very minor edge and shelf wear
'This collection gives voice to the men held at Guantanamo . Available only because of the tireless efforts of pro bono attorneys who submitted each line to Pentagon scrutiny, Poems from Guantanamo brings together twenty-two poems by seventeen detainees, most still in Guantanamo, in legal limbo.
If, in the words of Audre Lorde, poetry "forms the quality of light within which we predicate our hopes and dreams toward survival and change", these verses - some originally written in toothpaste, others scratched onto foam drinking cups with pebbles and furtively handed to attorneys - are the most basic form of the art.'