Join fellow Yalies for dinner and wine as Cynthia Wachtell (BR ’89) leads a discussion about American war poetry past and present. Monday, June 25, 6:30 to 8:30. Space is very limited so buy your tickets now:
We’ll gather on the beautiful rooftop deck of a UWS luxury highrise overlooking the Hudson River. Rain or shine, as the rooftop has an indoor penthouse space. The exact location on W. 91 Street will be sent to attendees. Buy your tickets at our EventBrite page or below:
Cynthia will guide us through an extraordinary selection of war poems, ranging from Walt Whitman’s and Herman Melville’s verses about the Civil War to recently published works about the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. (Roughly 20 pages of war poetry will be circulated in advance.)
About Cynthia’s book War No More: www.warnomorethebook.com
“This is a pathbreaking study, focusing not on patriotic gore but on patriotic pacifism…. —Jay Winter, Charles J. Stille Professor of History at Yale University
“War No More is a landmark study, the most important work on war writing to have emerged in many years. —John Stauffer, Chair of History of America Civilization and Professor of English at Harvard University
Cynthia Wachtell is a contributor to the Huffington Post, author of the highly acclaimed book War No More: The Antiwar Impulse in American Literature, 1861-1914, and a research associate professor of American Studies and founding director of the S. Daniel Abraham Honors Program at Yeshiva University. She earned a joint BA/MA, summa cum laude, in American Studies from Yale and an AM and PhD in the the History of American Civilization from Harvard.