Published by Beacon Press, October 2015
208 pages. ISBN: 978-0807000274
PRESS CONTACT: Lisa Pemstein
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Foreword by HA JIN
Edited and introduced by MARK LUDWIG
In Honor of the Anniversary of the Liberation of the Nazi Concentration Camps
FROM HIS HOLINESS THE DALAI LAMA
FROM JUSTICE RUTH BADER GINSBURG:
LIBERATION is an exploration of freedom by 63 of the world’s celebrated poets. In honor of the 70th anniversary this year of the liberation of the Nazi camps, TMF director Mark Ludwig invited the top contemporary voices – Rita Dove, Robert Pinsky, Yusef Komunyakaa, Richard Blanco, Fanny Howe, and many others – to write poems on the theme of freedom as it inspires them personally and creatively. The result is artistic representation of the universal yearning for freedom in 82 poems from 25 countries, and powerful stories of oppression, imprisonment, and liberation. This collection demonstrates the power of art to heal and brings attention to freedom as a basic human right.
FROM THE FOREWORD BY HA JIN