Who is in the Voices in Wartime Film



 Chris Abani
Nigerian war survivor, human rights activist and refugee, author of three poetry collections and two novels, recipient of the 2001 PEN USA Freedom-to-Write Award and a Lannan Literary Fellowship.
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 Sinan Antoon
An Iraqi poet, novelist, filmmaker and translator, published a collection of poems Mawshur Muballal bil-Huroob (A Prism; Wet with War) and a novel, I`jam.
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 Rachel Bentham
Poet and novelist from Bristol, England, is widely published in the small press. Her stories and dramas are often broadcast on the BBC.
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 Sampurna Chattarji
Born in Africa, she is award-winning poet and short-story writer. Her work has appeared in Poetry India: Millennium Voices and 100 Poets Against the War, among others. She lives in Mumbai (Bombay), India.
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 David Connolly
A poet who lives in South Boston and served with the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment in the Vietnam war. He is author of the poetry collection Lost in America.
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 Emily Dickinson
1830-1886. Reclusive and influential Massachusetts poet.
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 Ali Habash
Iraqi poet who lives in Baghdad.
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 Pamela Talene Hale
Poet from Houston and Seattle.
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 Sam Hamill
Author of many volumes of poetry, essays, and translations, co-founder of Poets Against the War, editor of Copper Canyon Press.
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 Chris Hedges
A longtime New York Times war correspondent who covered conflicts in places such as El Salvador, the Balkans, and the Persian Gulf. He shared a 2002 Pulitzer Prize for coverage of global terrorism. He is author of War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning.
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 Dominic Hibberd
Author of Wilfred Owen: A New Biography and several other books about poets and poetry of the First World War. He lives in the United Kingdom.
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 Marie Howe
Poet and professor at Sarah Lawrence College in New York.


 Langston Hughes
1902-1967. Eloquent and influential U.S. poet, essayist, playwright, storyteller, and activist for peace and social justice.
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 Randall Jarrell
1914-1965. U.S. poet, soldier, and control tower operator during the Second World War. His poetry book, Little Friend, Little Friend, bitterly and dramatically documented the intense fears and moral struggles of young soldiers.
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 Lieutenant General William Lennox, Jr.
Superintendent of the United States Military Academy at West Point. General Lennox, wrote his PhD dissertation on American war poetry.
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 Peter Levitt
Poet, author, translator, and lifelong peace activist from the U.S., now living in British Columbia, Canada.
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 Paul Mysliwiec
U.S. Army First Lieutenant who led his unit through the invasion and first months of occupation of Iraq in Spring 2003.
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 Marilyn Nelson
Poet Laureate of Connecticut and professor at University of Connecticut
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 Wilfred Owen
1893-1918. Soldier poet and British Army officer during the First World War, killed in action a week before the Armistice in 1918.
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 Sherman Pearl
Poet and art activist who lives in Santa Monica, California.
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 Jonathan Schell
The Nation's peace and disarmament correspondent, and the author of The Unconquerable World: Power, Nonviolence, and the Will of the People and The Fate of the Earth.
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 Siegfried Sassoon
1886-1967. Siegfried Sassoon served as a soldier in the British Army during the First World War. Known for his bravery in battle, he was a friend and mentor to fellow poet Wilfred Owen.
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 Hashim Shafiq
Iraqi poet who lives in Baghdad.
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 Jonathan Shay
Psychiatrist for the United States Department of Veterans Affairs in Boston, Shay treats combat veterans with severe psychological injuries and is the author of Achilles in Vietnam: Combat Trauma and the Undoing of Character, and Odysseus in America: Combat Trauma and the Trials of Homecoming.
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 Jon Stallworthy
Well-known expert on war poetry at the University of Oxford and author of a biography of Wilfred Owen and editor of The Oxford Book of War Poetry.
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 Todd Swift
Canadian poet, essayist, screenwriter and international literary activist, editor of 100 Poets Against the War published in Britain in March 2003.
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 Antonieta Villamil
Colombian poet, editor and translator. International Poetry Award "Gastón Baquero 2001" with her book Los Acantilados del Sueño.
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 Emily Warn
Poet, teacher, and activist; author of The Novice Insomniac and three other collections of poetry; co-founder of Poets Against the War.
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 Craig White
NBC cameraman embedded with the 3rd Infantry Division, one of the first U.S. Army units to enter Baghdad in April 2003, witness to a horrific firefight as he was trapped for hours under a bridge in Baghdad.
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 Walt Whitman
1819-1892. Groundbreaking U.S. poet, writer, teacher, journalist, and Civil War nurse. He is the author of Leaves of Grass.
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