Author: Fred Rosenblum
Fred Rosenblum went to Vietnam in 1968 as a nineteen-year-old Marine. He served with the 1st Marines in I Corps “...from the triple canopies in the Annamese Cordillera to the sun-bleached savannahs that stretched and spilled out into the South China Sea,” he notes in his book of poetry, Hollow Tin Jingles.Rosenblum has presented us with fifty poems in this small book. A few of the titles give the flavor of what these image-rich poems deal with: “Cherries,” “Rotor Song,” “Green Smoke,” “Shelled,” “Rifles in the Rain,” “Mosaic of Lies,” “Hard Corps,” “The Patriot Zombie".
Hollow Tin Jingles sets the bar high for quality in Vietnam War literature. I would ask prospective authors to please read this book before you think you have something new to write on this subject. Pause and reflect. —David WillsonPaperback: 86 pages
Publisher: Main Street Rag (2014)
Package Dimensions: 8.2 x 5.3 x 0.2 inches
Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces