War Poet by Michael Hill


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“’War Poet’ is a biography of American poet, Alan Seeger, killed during the battle of the Somme in July 1916, and author of ‘I Have a Rendezvous with Death,’ the favorite poem of President John F. Kennedy and one of the most powerful and memorable war poems of all time. Seeger’s death in World War I was seen as ‘one of the most romantic incidents of the war’ and his poetry as ‘the authentic voice of…war’s ennobling glory.’ Even after the war literary allusions to his epic life made their way into the works of writers F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway. Drawing on new and important archival material, Michael Hill paints a noble and poignant portrait of this little known but fascinating American poet” (from Back Cover).