The Different War

Truman State University Press
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Former Marine Michael Miller, who did his tour of duty from 1958 to 1962, compares the struggles of soldiers in the Vietnam conflict with those of soldiers in Afghanistan and Iraq, and juxtaposes soldiers’ combat experiences with the other war they face when they come home. In The Different War, Miller's sixth poetry collection, the voices of Marines convey with exceptional understatement the sounds of suffering, whether in combat or in recurring dreams of the maimed and the dying: "His eyes closing upon the charred remains / Of what had been his glory."  
Miller has written well of memories of war, if not his own then surely of imagined memories that could be true.
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Born in 1940, Michael Miller served in the Marine Corps from 1958 to 1962. A native New Yorker, now he lives in Amherst, Massachusetts. His poems have appeared in The New Republic, The Kenyon Review, Ontario Review, The Sewanee Review, Raritan, The Yale Review, the Southern Review, and other publications. A shorter version of his poem “The Different War” was the 2014 first prize winner of the W.B. Yeats Society Poetry Competition.
 

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Publisher
Truman State University Press
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Published on
Jun 11, 2015
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Pages
64
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ISBN
9781612481401
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Language
English
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Genres
Poetry / General
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