The late summer is a time to wind it all down, and get ready for the Fall. It is also a time when a number of new books come to the forefront. If you are into poetry, one of the books you should look into is “Warcries” by Nicole Goodwin. Nicole describes her new book as a coming of age story told through poetry. We reached out to her about her work, and she had the following to say about it.
The beginning poems talk about the war-the pain, the strife and the mystery of Iraq. The second portion of the book is dedicated to my life in New York City before, during and after my return from the battlefield. The last portion is more about my awakening or rather the realizations that came with going to war and being a mother, veteran and an multidisciplinary artist. The main message is more like a moral definitely against War, but also the acceptance of it as a part of human nature–albeit an ugly one. It really just sums up the idea that War creates a “Beautiful Hell” on Earth, and me trying to still till this day live with the images that come out of that truth. It’s not meant to be preachy, it is meant to shape a story of my life.