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THE TOWER AT THE EDGE OF THE WOOD:
Bois Belleau Seventy-five Years After.

BJ Omanson

NEW copy. (Monongahela Press, 2017). First Edition. Paperback, 6x9, miracle binding. Illustrated. Approximately 32 pages, unpaginated.

The grandson of a Marine who fought at Belleau Wood in 1918, makes a pilgrimage to the Aisne-Marne Cemetery at Belleau Wood seventy-five years later.

A single poem composed of fourteen irregularly-rhymed sonnets, "The Tower at the Edge of the Wood" was originally published in Sparrow: A Yearbook of the Sonnet (Bordighera Press, 1996). Several sections of the poem were later quoted in the essay, "Effects of War: how one Illinois farm couple's experience of the First World War inspired a cycle of regionalist poems," which appeared in a 2016 issue of the Illinois State Genealogical Society Quarterly.


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