Called "the most powerful anti-war poetry since Alan Ginsberg's 'Howl, ' these fiercely anti-Iraq war and anti-child abuse poems are based on author's own war experiences and his many years living in Asia. Contains vivid, accurate scenes of combat and the emotional stresses that seed postwar alcoholism, spousal abuse, and PTSD. The economic and emotional plight of Iraq widows is described in a long poem that ends in an inspiring message of catharsis and redemption. The latter portions of the book depict the horrific lives of young girls abducted or sold into Asia's many child brothels. Taken together these poems make for tough reading, but also deliver powerful messages of inspiration and redemption.