Understanding the Oppressed Through Poetry

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New poetry collection explores the lives and experiences of those who suffer in silence

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a reflection of the never ending tales of the suffering of subjugated people

Poetry is one of the great expressional vehicles for emotion, politics and the human experience. The new collection “Song of the Vanquished and Other Poems” (published by Trafford Publishing) by Fred W. Herman explores through poetry the trials, hopes and dreams of people who have suffered the privations of oppression.

Herman has lived all over the world. In his travels, he has encountered many extraordinary people. In his time living in Europe and South America, he encountered and befriended those who endured the kinds of oppressive political regimes that people living in free, democratic societies can scarcely imagine. These are the kinds of stories that the average tourist would never be exposed to.

While living in South America, Herman lived among the poorest segments of the population. He shared the struggles and hardships that those amazing people deal with in their everyday lives. In “Song of the Vanquished and Other Poems,” Herman attempts to capture the immense suffering and indomitable spirit of the amazing people he has met in his prolific travels.

Herman describes his poetry as “a reflection of the never ending tales of the suffering of subjugated people.” These are the stories of people plagued by unending bigotry, irrational hatred and the continual broken promises of those who hold the power. “Song of the Vanquished and Other Poems” is an expression of a world without remorse or accountability for the down trodden who must trudge through it on a daily basis. He gives voice to those who have none so that readers may truly understand how some of the most disenfranchised in the world live.

“Song of the Vanquished and Other Poems” is a unique and eye opening journey that will have readers returning to its pages over and over again.

About the Author
Author and poet Fred W. Herman has travelled the world in his search to understand the realities of poverty. His first book “Brazilian Tears and Other Poems” was published in 2009 by Trafford Publishing.

Trafford Publishing, an Author Solutions, Inc. author services imprint, was the first publisher in the world to offer an “on-demand publishing service,” and has led the independent publishing revolution since its establishment in 1995. Trafford was also one of the earliest publishers to utilize the Internet for selling books. More than 10,000 authors from over 120 countries have utilized Trafford’s experience for self publishing their books. For more information about Trafford Publishing, or to publish your book today, call 1-888-232-4444 or visit trafford.com.

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