Had enough of that old-time military jingoism? Stephen Crane’s your man. The Red Badge of Courage author penned a series of poems called War is Kind that taken together are devastating reading. You can listen to my performance of a selection of those poems as performed today on the Arts Express radio program on WBAI 99.5 FM NYC.
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I’d never heard of Stephen Crane before.
WoW(!), that was some hard hitting stuff!
Died at 28,…
to have such thoughts and feelings,..by 28.
Sometimes I realise how lucky I’ve been…
Thanks for pointing him out Jack.
And, well read. 👍
A lot of us high school students were assigned to read The Red Badge of Courage when I was growing up, but the poetry was new to me, too. I just bought a biography of him that I’m eager to read in order to learn more about his life.