Declension in the Village of Chung Luong (Ausable Press) and Here, Bullet (Alice James Books)
Bruce Weigl is a poet who served in Vietnam. Brian Turner wrote poetry while serving in Iraq. Theirs is the poetry of war as written by on-site observers. These poets eschew easy platitudes about the horrors of war, returning readers to the human revelations that are the consequences of the politics of warfare.