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  • Illinois poet's new work uses Gettysburg battlefield to reflect on race, national identity

    Book cover for "What Though the Field Be Lost"

    English professor Christopher Kempf uses the Gettysburg battlefield to reflect on race and national identity in his new poetry collection, “What Though the Field Be Lost.” The book’s cover image is based on a map of the town of Gettysburg, Pa., in green; the Gettysburg battlefield, in red; and the roads connecting the two.

    Courtesy Christopher Kempf


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