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No More Hiroshimas: Poems and Translations James Kirkup

No More Hiroshimas: Poems and Translations

James Kirkup

Published January 1st 2004
ISBN : 9780851246895
Hardcover
72 pages
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These poems all have their roots in one late afternoon at the War Ag land workers hostel outside Ponteland, Northumberland. The gang of workers had just returned from another sweltering day of labor on the land - draining and ditching. As weMoreThese poems all have their roots in one late afternoon at the War Ag land workers hostel outside Ponteland, Northumberland. The gang of workers had just returned from another sweltering day of labor on the land - draining and ditching. As we entered the hostel we got the news that the first American Atom Bomb had been dropped on Japan, on the city of Hiroshima. It was the first time we had heard of that place that was to become a universal symbol of mans inhumanity towards his fellow-men. -- James Kirkup, from the Preface.