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Mother of Battles

Mother of Battles

by Michael Hulse

Written against the background of Operation Desert Storm, this sequence of poems, with author's notes, places the Gulf War in a wider historical and mythological context. The fate of present-day individuals caught up with the war acquires a powerful and moving resonance through the relationships drawn between them and the archetypal images of the literature and myths of the Middle East. This is a compelling and honest war poem - one of the mosthumane and devastating to be written from this harsh period of global change.

I am certain that Mother of Battles is his finest achievement to date...

David Kennedy, P N Review (March/April 1992)

50 pages

ISBN 0 946407 81 9
Published 1991