Playing Basketball with the Viet Cong

Trade Paper – $14.95

ISBN 978-1-880684-20-7
Publication Date
July 1995
Page Count
63 pages
Trim Size
5.4 x 8.5

Playing Basketball with the Viet Cong

About the Author

"...a book of poems that unlock their beauty slowly..." -- Harvard Review

"[The poems] are all informed by Bowen's reflective sensibility, and they are all etched with precision and grace." -- The Progressive

"This is a different kind of Vietnam book; this collection evolves around a natural empathy between actors on a human stage that's almost mythic in scope and concerns... This poetry is shaped out of a love for people, as well as a painful passion garnered from the experience of war. One feels that a witness is sharing heartfelt moments when reading." -- Yusef Komunyakaa