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Vietnam War Poetry
A Selected Bibliography of Poetry Collections

Anderson Maggie and Alex Gildzen, eds. A Gathering of Poets. Kent, Ohio: Kent State University Press, 1992.

Baker, Richard E. Shell Burst Pond. Tacoma, Wash.: Rapier Press, 1980.

Balaban, John. After Our War. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 1974.

_____. Vietnam Poems. Oxford: Carcanet Press, 1970.

Barr, John. The War Zone. Easthampton, Mass.: Warwick Press, 1989.

Barry, Jan. Veterans Day. Montclair, N.J.: East River Anthology, 1983.

_____. War Baby. Montclair, N.J.: East River Anthology, 1983.

_____, ed. Peace Is Our Profession: Poems and Passages of War Protest. Montclair, N.J.: East River Anthology, 1981.

Barry, Jan, and W. D. Ehrhart, eds. Demilitarized Zones: Veterans After Vietnam. Perkasie, Pa.: East River Anthology, 1976.

Barth, Robert L. Forced Marching for the Styx: Vietnam War Poems. Van Nuys, Calif.: Perivale Press, 1983.

_____. Simonides in Vietnam. Santa Barbara, Calif.: John Daniel, 1990.

_____. A Soldier's Time: Vietnam War Poems. Santa Barbara, Calif.: John Daniel, 1987.

Barton, Peter. Little Tri and Power. Saturday Review v. 52 (July 26, 1969):52.

Bauer, Bill. The Eye of the Ghost: Vietnam Poems. Kansas City, Mo.: BkMk Press/University of Missouri Kansas City, 1986.

_____. Last Lambs: New and Selected Poems of Vietnam. Kansas City, Mo.: BkMk Press, 1997.

Berrigan, Daniel. Night Flight to Hanoi: War Diary with 11 Poems. New York: Macmillan, 1968.

Berry, D. C. saigon cemetery. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 1972.

Bingaman, H. W. Reckonings: Stories of the Air War Over North Vietnam. New York: Vantage, 1988.

Bly, Robert. The Light Around the Body. New York: Harper & Row, 1967.

_____. The Teeth-Mother Naked at Last. San Francisco: City Lights, 1970.

Bly, Robert, and David Ray, eds. A Poetry Reading Against the Vietnam War. Madison, Minn.: American Writers Against the Vietnam War, 1966.

Bowen, Kevin, Nguyen Ba Chung, and Bruce Weigl, eds. Mountain River: Vietnamese Poetry from the Wars, 1948-1993. Amherst, University of Massachusetts Press, 1998.
Cantwell, James M. Highway Number One: A Vietnamese Odyssey in Verse. Smithtown, N.Y.: Exposition Press, 1980.

Carlson, R. S. "Was That Someplace You Were?": Selected Poems 1968-1987. Genre v. 21, no. 4 (Winter, 1988):553-577.

Caron, D. Phillip. Eagles and Other Prey: A Vietnam Experience in Prose and Poetry. Memphis: Volunteer Publications, 1989.

Casey, Michael. Obscenities. New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 1972.

Chagnon, Jacquelyn, and Don Luce, eds. Of Quiet Courage: Poems from Vietnam. Washington, D.C.: Indochina Mobile Education Project, 1974.

Cross, Frank A. Reminders. Big Timber, Mont.: Seven Buffaloes Press, 1986.

Curry, Richard. Crossing Over: A Vietnam Journal. Cambridge, Mass.: Apple-wood Press, 1980.

Di Prima, Diane, ed. War Poems. New York: Poets Press, 1968.

Drinkard, Tom. Finding the Way Home: Vietnam and the Aftermath: Poems of the War. Langston, Ala.: Blue Heron Press, 1989.

Eastlake, William. A Child's Garden of Verses for the Revolution. New York: Grove Press, 1970.

Ehrhart, W. D. The Awkward Silence. Stafford, Va.: Northwoods Press, 1980.

_____. Carrying the Darkness: American Indochina: The Poetry of the Vietnam War. New York: Avon, 1985.

_____. A Generation of Peace. New York: New Voices, 1975.

_____. To Those Who Have Gone Home Tired: New and Selected Poems. New York: Thunder's Mouth Press, 1984.

_____, ed. Carrying the Darkness: American Indochina: The Poetry of the Vietnam War. New York: Avon, 1985.

_____, ed. Unaccustomed Mercy: Soldier-Poets of the Vietnam War. Lubbock, Tex.: Texas Tech University Press, 1989.

Fecarotta, Diana F. and Thomas J. Eichler. The Khe Sanh Veterans Book of Poetry. [Wauwatosa, Wis.?]: Khe Sanh Veterans, 2005.

Finn, John Michael. Flashback: A Journey in Time. 1stBooks Library, 2000. (search publisher website by title)

Floyd, Bryan. The Long War Dead: An Epiphany. 1st Platoon, U.S.M.C. New York: Avon, 1976.

Grollmes, Eugene E. At the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Washington, D.C.: Between the Lines. Washington, D. C.: Friends of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, 1988.

Hamilton, Fritz. A Father at a Soldier's Grave. New York: Downtown Poets, 1980.

Hansen, J. Vincent. Blessed Are the Piecemakers: A Collection of Poems and Uncertain Notions. St. Cloud, Minn.: North Star Press of St. Cloud, 1989.

Hollis, Jocelyn. Collected Vietnam Poems and Other Poems. Philadelphia: American Poetry and Literature, 1986.

_____. Poems of the Vietnam War. Philadelphia: American Poetry and Literature Press, 1985.

_____. Vietnam Poems: The War Poems of Today. New York: American Poetry Press, 1979.

_____. Vietnam Poems II: The War Poems of Today; A New Collection. Philadelphia: American Poetry Press, 1983.

Huglen, Mark E. Poetic Healing: A Vietnam Veteran's Journey from a Communication Perspective. Basil B. Publication: West Lafayette, Ind.: Parlor Press, 2005.

Jaeger, Lowell. War on War. Logan, Utah: Utah State University Press, 1988.

Jones, Guy L. Reflection on Vietnam

Jordan, William Reynier. In the Darkness and the Shadows. Philadelphia: Dorrance, 1975.

Komunyakaa, Yusef. Dien Cai Dau. Middletown, Conn.: Wesleyan University Press, 1988.

Larson, Wendy Wilder and Tran Thi Nga. Shallow Graves: Two Women and Vietnam. New York: Random House, 1986.

Layne, McAvoy. How Audie Murphy Died in Vietnam. Garden City, N.Y.: Anchor, 1973.

Le, Nancylee. Duckling in a Thunderstorm. Colorado Springs: Rong-Tien Publishing, 1983.

Levertov, Denise. The Freeing of the Dust. New York: New Directions, 1975.

_____. Poems, 1960-1967. New York: New Directions, 1966.

_____. To Stay Alive. New York: New Directions, 1971.

Lliteras, D. S. In a Warrior's Romance. Norfolk, Va.: Hampton Roads Publishing Company, 1991.

Lowenfels, Walter, ed. Where is Vietnam? American Poets Respond. Garden City, N.Y.: Anchor, 1967.

_____. Writing on the Wall: 108 American Poems of Protest. Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday, 1969.

Luce, Don, John C. Schafer, and Jacqueline Chagnon, comps. We Promise One Another: Poems from an Asian War. Washington, D.C.: Indochina Mobile Education Project, 1971.

McCarthy, Gerald. War Story: Vietnam War Poems. Trumansburg, N.Y.: Crossing Press, 1977.

McDonald, Walter. After the Noise of Saigon. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 1988.

_____. Caliban in Blue and Other Poems. Lubbock: Texas Tech Press, 1976.

_____. Night Landings. New York: Harper & Row, 1989.

McGovern, Robert and Richard Syder, eds. 70 on the 70's: A Decade's History in Verse. Ashland, Ohio: Ashland Poetry Press, 1981.

_____. 60 on the 60's: A Decade's History in Verse. Ashland, Ohio: Ashland Poetry Press, 1970.

Mahoney, Philip. From Both Sides Now: The Poetry of the Vietnam War and Its Aftermath. New York: Scribners, 1998.

Martin, Earl E. A Poet Goes to War. Bozeman: Big Sky Books, Montana State University, 1970.

Mason, Steve. The Human Being: A Warrior's Journey Toward Peace and Mutual Healing. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1990.

_____. Johnny's Song. New York: Bantam, 1986.

_____. Warrior for Peace. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1988.

Moore, Daniel. Burnt Heart: Ode to the War Dead. San Francisco: City Lights, 1971.

Nemerov, Howard. War Stories: Poems About Long Ago and Now. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1987.

Nguyen Ngoc Bich. War Poems From the Vietnamese. Hudson Review v.20, # 3 (Autumn 1967):361-68.

Nguyen Thanh T. and Bruce Weigl. Poems from Captured Documents. Amherst, Mass.: University of Massachusettes Press, 1994.

Nhat Hanh, Tich. The Cry of Vietnam. Santa Barbara, Calif.: Unicorn Press, 1968.

_____. The Viet Nam: Poems. Santa Barbara, Calif.: Unicorn Press, 1967.

Oldham, Perry. Vinh Long. Meadows of Dan, Va.: Northwoods Press, 1976.

Philip, Neil, ed. War and the Pity of War. New York: Clarion, 1998.

Poetry Against the War. Poetry Magazine v. 70, # 6 (September 1972):319-65.

Poetry of the Anti-War. Nation v. 206, #23 ( June 3, 1968):738-39.

Poetry of the Read-in Campaign. Nation v.202, #22 (May 30, 1066):653-55.

Rawlings, Doug. Survivor's Manual. Samisdat v. 30, # 4 (1982).

Richman, Elliot. A Bucket of Nails: Poems from the Second Indochina War. Samisdat v. 55, #4, (1990).

Robertssen, Lowell. Remembering the Women of the Vietnam War. Eden Prairie, Minn.: Tessera Publishing, 1990.

Rottmann, Larry. Voices From the Ho Chi Minh Trail: Poetry of America and Vietnam, 1965-1993. Desert Hot Springs, Calif.: Event Horizon Press, 1993.

Rottmann, Larry, Jan Barry, and Basil T. Paquet, eds. Winning Hearts and Minds: War Poems by Vietnam Veterans. Brooklyn, N.Y.: 1st Casualty Press, 1972.

Sinke, Ralph, E. G., Jr. Don't Cry for Us. Dale City, Va.: REGS Enterprises, 1984.

Sonenberg, Jack, ed. Artists and Writers Protest Against the War in Viet Nam: Poems. New York: Profile Press, 1967.

Stallworthy, Jon, ed. The Oxford Book of War Poetry. New York: Oxford University Press, 1984.

Steptoe, Lamont B. Mad Minute. Camden, N.J.: Whirlwind Press, 1990.

Topham, J., ed. Vietnam Heroes: A Tribute--An Anthology of Poems by Veterans and Their Friends. Claymont, Del.: American Poetry Press, 1982.

_____. Vietnam Heroes II: The Tears of a Generation. New York: American Poetry Press, 1982.

_____. Vietnam Heroes III: That We Have Peace--An Anthology of Poems by Veterans of Vietnam. Philadelphia: American Poetry Press, 1983.

_____. Vietnam Heroes IV: The Long Ascending Cry--Memories and Recollections in Story and Poem by Vietnam Veterans. Philadelphia: American Poetry Press, 1985.

Tripi, Anthony. Stare Into Her Cry. Cambria, Calif: self-published, 2005.

Ulisse, Peter. Vietnam Voices. Lewiston, N.Y.: Edwin Mellen Press, 1991.

Van Devanter, Lynda and Joan A. Furey, eds. Visions of War, Dreams of Peace: Writings of Women in the Vietnam War. New York: Warner Books, 1991.

War: Poetic Impressions. Christian Century v. 85, #13 (March 27, 1968):382-83.

Watermark: Vietnamese American Poetry & Prose. New York: Asian American Writers' Workshop, 1998.

Weigl, Bruce. After the Others. Evanston, Ill.: Northwestern University/TriQuarterly, 1999.

_____. Archeology of the Circle. New York: Grove Press, 1999.

_____. The Monkey Wars. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 1985.

_____. A Romance. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 1979.

_____. Song of Napalm. New York: Atlantic Monthly Press, 1988.


For additional information, see Wittman, Sandra. Writing About Vietnam: A Bibliography of the Literature of the Vietnam Conflict. Boston: G. K. Hall, 1989.

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