Belying all of prior literary history, a currently fashionable critical dictum holds that any poetry engaging the real world is necessarily impure and unworthy of respect or admiration. D. H. Melhem's powerful Art and Politics / Politics and Art kicks down the door of that comfy salon and lets in the fresh air of heroism, of racial equality, of courageous feminism, of social conscience, of pacifism. --Philip Appleman, author of New and Selected Poems, 1956-1996
About the Author
D. H. Melhem has won an American Book Award and the RAWI Lifetime Achievement Award, and has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize three times She is the author of seven books of poetry, a trilogy of novels, and three nonfiction books. New York Poems, Blight, and Stigma & the Cave are all available from Syracuse University Press.