In Song The Only Victory: Poetry Against War, Stephen K. Levine gives poetic and prophetic voice to the power of language in the face of violence and death. These poems speak of war and witness; they urge us to listen and speak out ourselves. This is a book for all those who wish to go beyond mute outrage and to find their own out-spoken voices. To all those who despair of the impossibility of change, Levine counsels, "Sing on!"
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"Stephen K. Levine's poems are poignant, aching, raging missibes to a world in a time of violence. Confrontations with terror and beauty, these poems are counter-pointed by the haunting images of Ellen Levine's beautiful multimedia artwork. Ultimately, within a historical context of senseless global warfare, Stephen K. Levine envisions the poem as human song, music that provides healing and victory. He is a witness of humane conscience, an authentic, passionate poetic voice." -- Rishma Dunlop
"Stephen K. Levine is that rare poet who engages the intellect and the spirit with equal skill. The poems in Song The Only Victory are masterful reminders of war's inhumanity; they force the reader to peer through the smoke and rubble and ask, as do the black-clad women in his brilliant poem 'Salom/Salaam,' those fundamental questions: 'How will you live your life? How will you find your way in this world?' " -- Charles Coe