“I do not belong to the Baader-Meinhof Group” & Other Poems
San Francisco: Counter-Currents, 2013
About “I do not belong to the Baader-Meinhof Group”:
Juleigh Howard-Hobson’s “I do not belong to the Baader-Meinhof Group” and Other Poems collects 80 formalist poems unified by a strong European, particularly English, ethnic consciousness. Other prominent themes are ecological awareness, European Nordic neo-paganism, and the cycles of time: the cycles of the seasons, of individual lives, of the chain of generations, and of the great arcs of history.
Hobson meditates on the fratricidal tragedies of the two World Wars, the dangers currently faced by European man, and the grounds for hope, offering poetic tributes to such controversial figures as Yukio Mishima, Francis Parker Yockey, Savitri Devi, Unity Valkyrie Mitford, Enoch Powell, and Jonathan Bowden.
“I do not belong to the Baader-Meinhof Group” establishes Juleigh Howard-Hobson as one of today’s leading formalist poets, with a unique voice—folkish, heathen, ecological, and unapologetically so—that more and more people have ears to hear.
Praise for “I do not belong to the Baader-Meinhof Group” :
“In this new book of poems, Juleigh Howard-Hobson has produced a tour de force of historical evocation and fearless cultural commentary. With powerful meditations on war, memory, Western identity, our current degradation, and the glimmer of hope that remains for us, Howard-Hobson gives us a book that is both terrifying and inspiring: terrifying in its clinical analysis of our situation, and inspiring in its refusal to submit or surrender to it.”
—Joseph S. Salemi, Editor, Trinacria
“In “I do not belong to the Baader-Meinhof Group” Juleigh Howard-Hobson gives us a collection of poems that are meaningful and well-made, establishing her as a leading poetic voice of the New Right. Her verses are accessible, poignant, and much needed in these dark deracinated days.”
—Leo Yankevich, Tikkun Olam & Other Poems
“Juleigh Howard-Hobson’s poems are as clear in expression as they are lucid in thought and insight. These poems may well stand as a testament to the times in which we live. Full of the angst and the hope that those ‘who know’ are experiencing in this uncertain interim we abide in.”
—Robert N. Taylor, Changes
“Juleigh Howard-Hobson shows that there are those who have something new to contribute to the living tradition of the West. And if the high culture cycle of the West is indeed complete, as Spengler contended, then, alternatively, Juleigh Howard-Hobson is among the vanguard of those who can usher a new Spring for another High Culture, and furthermore, she is among the best of this generation of culture-bearers.”
—Kerry Bolton, Artists of the Right: Resisting Decadence