War and Ablution
by Samuel Peralta
From the author of the acclaimed How More Beautiful You Are and the award-winning Pacific comes an exploration of human conflict and its consequences.
In War and Ablution, Samuel Peralta brings forth a mastery of the poetic narrative, weaving individual and personal stories into a meditation that is visceral, provocative, gripping, and unforgettable.
From Vietnam to Afghanistan, from Biblical to modern times, from diaspora to the Holocaust, Peralta’s poems chart the geography and history of war and revolution, and its cost.
War and Ablution is a tour-de-force of storytelling, a harrowing testament to the horrors of war, and a memorial to the redemptive power of the human spirit.