Wake Up! is the latest poetry book by David Krieger, in which he continues on his path of writing piercing and thought-provoking peace poetry. His poems are often poems of remembrance, as well as warnings about the dangers of the nuclear age. Wake Up! is divided into six sections: Truth Is Beauty; War; Remembering Bush II; Global Hiroshima; Peace; Portraits; and Imperfection.
The book has received much praise. Nobel Peace Laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu wrote, “There is haunting beauty and truth in this poetry.” Doug Rawlings, poet and Vietnam War veteran said of Wake Up! that “…it reads like a series of eloquent telegrams sent directly to the heart of a culture, ours…” Lawrence Ferlinghetti, poet and author of A Coney Island of the Mind, wrote: “Wake Up! is accessible and moving writing, setting itself against the dominant murderous culture of our time. Every poem hits home.”
Krieger will be signing books on Friday, February 20 from 4-6 p.m. at Tecolote Book Shop (1470 East Valley Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93108). Click here for a flyer about the book signing.
You can purchase a copy of the book at the February 20 book signing, or you can purchase it online at the NAPF Peace Store.