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Texas Tech University Press

Service: Poems

Service: Poems

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What Bruce Lack offers in the poems in Service is truth--complex, ambiguous, paradoxical, contradictory, impossible--about the experiences of a Marine fighting the Iraq War and the jarring transition that comes with returning home to find the war reduced to background noise for a remote civilian population. Bruce Lack's forceful, authentic poetry confronts the human cost of sending young men and women to fight a war of questionable justification against an insurgency unbound by rules of engagement. Lack's poems engage honestly with the frustration of fighting an elusive, ruthless enemy, the guilt of surviving when others do not, and the residual anger that may never leave the generation of veterans of the War on Terror. Written in the voice of the Marine but directed toward and accessible to the civilian, Service is a book that seeks to close the communication gap between the two.

Author: Bruce Lack
Publisher: Texas Tech University Press
Published: 03/15/2015
Pages: 128
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.30lbs
Size: 8.90h x 5.50w x 0.30d
ISBN: 9780896729209

About the Author
Bruce Lack served honorably in the United States Marine Corps from 20032007, spending twenty-one months in Fallujah, Iraq. He is a recent graduate of the Helen Zell Writer s Program at the University of Michigan. He lives in Portage, Michigan, with his wife and son."

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