Against Forgetting: War, Love, and After War
by Denise David
Denise David's collection of poems, Against Forgetting, grew out of research and interviews done for a project about the war brides of World War II. The stories revealed by the characters in these poems speak of personal experiences but point to a universal significance through the various themes explored: the moral ambiguity of separating children from parents; the difficulties faced by immigrants; the importance of small acts of humanity in the midst of devastation; and the often unseen importance of women's lives, including the near invisibility of war brides. David's poems show us a grim past that we should not ever forget as well as compassionate and forgiving qualities of humanity that give us hope.
POETRY / General
ISBN: 978-1-951651-31-2 (print; softcover; perfect bound)
Released May 2020
76 pages; 5 color illustrations
Denise David is a teacher, writer, scholar, wife, mother, and grandmother, but before any of that she was born the daughter of a British war bride, and that has made all the difference.
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