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  • Warriors for Peace: Veterans Speak profile of Peggy Akers, Vietnam War Nurse and Poet

    Warriors for Peace: Veterans Speak profile of Viet Nam War nurse. Third in series. Be sure to watch to the end of this 41 minute video. Her poem will bring tears.    

    September 23, 2015 • Poet's Corner, Veterans & Families, Video • Views: 3438

  • Vietnamese Globe: Divided by War, United by Poetry and Compassion

    This article originally appeared at Dissident Voice. by Teresa Mei Chuc / July 6th, 2015 When the plane was landing in Hanoi, I began to cry tears of joy to finally see my motherland and land of birth again. Later, I would

    July 9, 2015 • Featured, Poet's Corner • Views: 3611

  • Poetry by Teresa Mei Chuc

    These poems were written in memory of the American War in Vietnam. They also tell my family’s and my own experiences as a consequence of the war. Hopefully, these poems reveal the devastation, still felt today, of the American

    April 2, 2015 • Poet's Corner • Views: 4085

  • Beautiful Wreckage by W. D. Ehrhart

    Beautiful Wreckage     What if I didn’t shoot the old lady running away from our patrol, or the old man in the back of the head, or the boy in the marketplace?   Or what if the boy—but he didn’t have a

    March 9, 2015 • Poet's Corner • Views: 3187

  • The Bodies Beneath the Table by W. D. Ehrhart

    The Bodies Beneath the Table                                                               Hue City, 1968

    March 9, 2015 • Poet's Corner • Views: 2735

  • Galway Kinnell, Pulitzer-winning poet, dies at 87

    This article originally appeared on BBC.com   Pulitzer Prize-winning US poet Galway Kinnell, best known for his spiritual poems connecting the experiences of daily life to larger forces, has died aged 87. His wife, Barbara,

    October 30, 2014 • Featured, Poet's Corner, Presente! • Views: 2588

  • Vietnam Emigres

    Vietnam Emigres By Philip Kienholz The man’s scream flags through the air. Ragged laundry drying on a windy line. His wife thinks of feeding gruel off a banyen leaf to her unborn baby while bitterness chews in her husband’s

    December 9, 2013 • Featured, Poet's Corner • Views: 2745

  • VETERANS DAY

    by Doug Rawlings NOTE: AFTER LIVING IN RURAL MAINE FOR ABOUT 25 YEARS, I NOTICED A WIERD CONFLUENCE: VETERANS DAY, HALLOWEEN, AND DEER HUNTING SEASON ALL MEET AROUND THIS TIME ​ ​Why this particular memory​ that always

    November 25, 2013 • Poet's Corner • Views: 2483

  • WHEEL DREAMS

    by Doug Rawlings “If in some smothering dreams, you too could pace Behind the wagon that we flung him in, And watch the white eyes writhing in his face…”  — Wilfred Owen Each night of the full moon my dreams reinvent

    November 25, 2013 • Poet's Corner • Views: 2642

  • TO THE GRADUATING CLASS OF 2013

    By Doug Rawlings ​If they got you thinking about signing up ​just to kill you some time ​(since nothing else is going down) ​you better be getting ready ​to kill you some women ​and some children too ​and you better

    November 25, 2013 • Poet's Corner • Views: 2446

  • GIVING SILENCE

    For My Son Josh and His Best Friend David turning thirteen By Doug Rawlings   If ‘namvets were ancient shamans now would be the moment we’d choose to give you shelter from the coming storm But we are merely survivors

    November 25, 2013 • Poet's Corner • Views: 2536

  • NUMBER 7

    by Doug Rawlings, VFP I was a Good Humor Man. Lost my job Got drafted I can never go back again Lost my Good Humor Lost $80.00 a week Can never Have it again You gain Goodwill being a Good Humor Man. You establish a route You

    November 25, 2013 • Poet's Corner • Views: 2612

  • NOVEMBER COMES

    by Doug Rawlings November comes on to me like a C-130 slinking into Dover Air Force base laden with tin caskets draped in red, white, and blue   I know I know I should just let it be   Okay, I can still do this: push my

    November 25, 2013 • Poet's Corner • Views: 2736