Poetry and the Vietnam War


Father Berrigan served as assistant director of Cornell United Religious Work from 1966 to 1970, during which time he played an instrumental role in the national peace movement. This copy is inscribed to the late bookseller Burton Weiss who was a student at Cornell in 1968.

Daniel Berrigan and historian and activist Howard Zinn traveled to Hanoi in February 1968 during the Tet Offensive to bring out three American airmen who had been shot down over North Vietnam—the first prisoners of war to be released since the bombing began.  This diary is Berrigan’s account of their trip.

Inscribed by Berrigan to Robert A. Wilson.

Additional text:

Daniel Berrigan, Crime Poems: Trial Poems: Poems. Place of publication not identified: publisher not identified, 1968.

This privately-printed pamphlet presents a selection of Daniel Berrigan’s political poetry.