Friday, December 18, 2009


As the son of a poet and the father of a lieutenant colonel, I read this exchange with great interest and, should the subject of James Dickey come up again, I'd be curious to know the colonel's thoughts on "The Firebombing." Back in 2003 I wrote a long essay about it because it struck me that the poem tried very hard to come to terms with the weird detachment that has come to characterize much of modern warfare. Anyone interested can Google "Firebombings: From My Father's Wars to Mine." The direct link to the pdf is
Read the Article at HuffingtonPost

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