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The Echenberg War Poetry Collection

This collection of poetry consists of over 6000 volumes of war poetry, manuscripts, etc., written by or about people who have experienced war and then written about that experience in the form of poetry.

Included are works by men, women and children of all nationalities, languages and conflicts. The collection and spans the periods from ancient times to the present, from the warpoetry of the Sumerians to the poetry arising from present day conflicts in the Middle East and elsewhere.

The collection also includes related anthologies, manuscripts, bibliographies, biographies, reviews, critical examinations etc.

The collection was begun in the 1960's and it is still a work in progress. It is hoped that someday it will be placed in an academic setting where it be available for research and study and can continue to grow into the future.

The physical location of the collection is currently the San Francisco Bay area of Northern California.

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You can explore the collection online either by Author or Conflict:

To browse the collection organized alphabetically by author click here. The top of each page has series of alphabetical grouping pertains to the author on that page.

To browse the collection by conflict click here: At the top of each page there is a reference to various conflicts arranged alphabetically.


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