Jorie Graham (née Pepper) born Brooklyn, NY May 9, 1950. Pulitzer Prize-winning poet. Harvard professor. Her collection of anti-war poetry Overlord portrayed Iraq War invasion in light of Normandy, 2005.
Because there is no way to get the killing to end.
(“Omaha”, Overlord, 2005, p. 28)
we are among those left at the end—oh lucky few—how very special we are
in our seats, ticket in hand—among
the survivors—worth the price of admission.
(“Copy”, Overlord, 2005, p. 74; photo 92y.org)