I was afraid this might be yet another cliche from a writer trying to feel for somebody else's life and falling into sentimentality instead, but was absolutely won over by the quiet, compelling voice in this collection of poems. I appreciated the helpful, potted history of the Spanish Civil War at the beginning. The poems are written with a clear vision of this war's complixities and portrays the real live humans occupying both sides. The writing glistens with insight - very poignant.
from Battle of Terul, Winter 1937-38