Borrowing Tolstoy’s title and basing the anthology’s manifestation of War and Peace on the conception that everything goes on in war and peace, the editors, Judith Goldman and Leslie Scalapino, have gathered forty poets on the theme of “The Future.” The future arises with (at the same time as) history and the present. Included in the volume are Lyn Hejinian, Fanny Howe, Lisa Jarnot, Bruce Andrews, Rodrigo Toscano, Anselm Hollo, Paolo Javier, Laynie Browne, Anne Waldman, Jen Hofer and many more.
Praise for War and Peace 3
Do you ever get that panicky feeling that something is happening, you can feel it happening, but it is nowhere to be found? So then there you are left with your own mind that is so full of ideas of connectivity and community and the radical nature of poetry and the state of the world, of the mind, the poet, the condition of the heart and just when you are having all of these revolutionary ideas you realize; you are alone. Well, you are not alone! War and Peace The Future Vol. 3 is proof that it is all happening around you, not just in your mind but in other’s minds too. This volume features a lovely group of poets including not excluding Rob Halpern, Stephen Ratcliffe, Rae Armantrout, Leslie Scalapino, Jennifer Scappettone, Michael McClure, and Jocelyn Saidenberg just to name a few. Please, do yourself a favor and make this book yours.
— Kati Knox