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Book Collects Poems from Guantanamo

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Book Collects Poems from Guantanamo

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Book Collects Poems from Guantanamo

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A new collection of poetry written by Guantanamo Bay detainees will be published in late July. Attorney Marc Falkoff, who represents 17 Yemeni prisoners, edited the book, Poetry from Guantanamo: The Detainees Speak. Falkoff talks with Madeleine Brand about the project. And Moazzam Begg, a former Guantanamo detainee whose poetry is featured in the collection, talks with Anthony Brooks. Begg was held in Guantanamo for nearly three years, and was released in January 2005 with no charges made against him.

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The following poems appear in Poems from Guantanamo: The Detainees Speak, edited by Marc Falkoff, to be published August 15 by the University of Iowa Press.