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Beirut Summer
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Catherine gives an overview of the book:

These poems present a powerful series of dramatic images of war torn Lebanon as seen through the eyes of a woman. The most recent round of hostilities was in the July, 2006; in fact, most fighting in Beirut has been in the summer—hence the title. “A lovely collection—so vivid and so moving…my favorites…will stick with me a long time.” Nancy Packer, Author “A powerful and highly successful presentation...” Marilyn Yalom, Author “As disturbing an imagery of the pain of war as I’ve heard or can imagine—as graphic as if they were pictures.” Dr. Barry Fleisher, Emeritus, Stanford Univ.
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These poems present a powerful series of dramatic images of war torn Lebanon as seen through the eyes of a woman. The most recent round of hostilities was in the July, 2006; in fact, most fighting in Beirut has been in the summer—hence the title.

“A lovely collection—so vivid and so moving…my favorites…will stick with me a long time.” Nancy Packer, Author

“A powerful and highly successful presentation...”

Marilyn Yalom, Author

“As disturbing an imagery of the pain of war as I’ve heard or can imagine—as graphic as if they were pictures.”

Dr. Barry Fleisher, Emeritus, Stanford Univ.

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I saw dawn briefly

quiet

in the hills

above Ba'abda,

But now my eyes ache so

I cannot mend

the sound-rent sky

to see the day.

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About Catherine

Catherine Evans Latta is a graduate of Cornell University and the American University of Beirut.  She studied at Stanford as a graduate student with poet Denise Levertov and, later, author Nancy Packer.  Catherine’s poetry has been published in numerous journals: The Beloit...

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