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This review is from: Heroes: 100 Poems from the New Generation of War Poets (Hardcover)
With the explosion of media (24hr news, YouTube et al) through which we can see the realities of war from the comfort of our own sofas, I feel this collection provides an ideal peek into soldiers' true feelings. The poems in this anthology vary in context and persona, but they all represent to us an internal war - a conflict of emotion in service personnel and those close to them.
I believe this book provides an ideal companion to the war poetry in our literary canon; many of the featured poems display similar sentiments to the famed poets of World War One, presented in a contemporary context.
I am lucky enough to have some of my own poems included (pp 5,24,38,150) - I have to declare my bias!