Some of you have asked me which poets are included in the No, Achilles anthology, so I am providing here a link to the full table of contents. In addition, here is what has been said about the volume:
“No, Achilles reminds us of the brutal realities that are
the tragic commonplaces of our world. Perhaps we should
spend a day with it, a week, a month, a lifetime-until it
reminds us of that moral imperative we too frequently
forget: the suffering of others is our own.”
-Randall Watson, Poet/Editor, Blue Lynx Prize Winner
“No, Achilles should be read by every politician of ev-
ery country who thinks to wage war without considering
the consequences on human lives and culture, the future of the ‘children who lose their way.'”
=Mong-Len, Poet & Stegner Fellow, Stanford University
“It’s easy to forget that we live and travel over a globe
layered in histories of conflict and tenuous resolution.
The poems in No, Achilles do not forget this. They mourn
and praise, extol and sorrow through the aftermath and
happenstance of political aggression.”
-Conor Bracken. MFA. University of Houston
In addition, Carolyn Forché of Georgetown University has this to say about Against Agamemnon, the anthology that preceded No, Achilles:
The French Resistance poet Robert Desnos once wrote “for the earth is a camp lit by thousands of spiritual fires,” and he saw that in times such as his and our own “one bivouacs all over the world.” These poems are written by the light of those fires. We owe a debt of gratitude to James Adams for retrieving them from our present darkness.
Here is a link to the full Table of Contents.
No, Achilles can be purchased directly from Waterwood Press:
Huntsville, Texas 77320
Or contact the publisher at email@example.com
Peace to all in the coming New Year.