Review: SONG OF NAPALM by Bruce Weigl

A couple of participants in the Vietnam War Reading Challenge have recently read and reviewed Song of Napalm by Bruce Weigl.

Diary of an Eccentric says:

Memory is a common theme in Weigl’s poems.  He recalls his time in Vietnam — as a soldier, a grieving friend, a man seeking release with a bar girl.  In “Surrounding Blues on the Way Down,” he learns that a seemingly innocent Vietnamese woman could be carrying weapons, and he remembers struggling between a desire to help her and the need to learn the ropes as a soldier.

Read the full review.

Savvy Verse & Wit says:

Weigl takes readers on a journey to Vietnam in the late 1960s and explores the anxiety he feels as a soldier in a strange nation.  Each poem’s narrator carefully observes his surroundings, detailing the corner laundry, the hotel, the jungle, and his fellow soldiers.

Read the full review.

**Attention participants:  Remember to email us a link to your reviews, and we’ll post them here so we can see what everyone is reading!**


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