We start 2017 with Mark Ward’s exhortation that poetry embrace “the callous bark,” since “to beautify /the world [we] cannot be contained in stanzas.”
How did being in the military affect your life?
The values I assimilated during those trips remain with me today – economy, courtesy, and love for family.
In this timely poem, U.S. Army veteran Dwight Gray offers a stateside soldier’s take on xenophobia.
His daughter learned and then taught him the value in honoring the tradition of Memorial Day.
Lois Roma-Deeley shows how our parents can surprise us in this poem, which is a “war story” in every sense of the term.
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A veteran father strategizes how to communicate with his ill child in Randy Brown’s sweet and unsettling poem.
Iraq Veteran describes how he was replaced by private contractors.
Freedom definitely isn’t free. Have you connected with those responsible for it’s protection?
Sometimes, when you least expect it, your life can completely change.
Michael Colombini on what it means to be a man from the viewpoint of someone who leads them into battle.
Guillermo Filice Castro recalls his time serving in the Argentine army during the British invasion of the Falkland Islands in this poem of comradeship and connection between men.
Venture onto the battlefield with titles that help you understand the human experience during war.
Veteran: One who wrote a blank check to Uncle Sam for up to and including their life.