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Crazy: A Review of Dien Cai Dau

Dien Cai Dau means “crazy” in Vietnamese. It’s also the title of a collection of poetry by Yusef Komunyakaa. It’s not often you read poetry by somebody who has both the Pulitzer Prize for his writing and the Bronze Star … Continue reading

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Hard and Heavy Questions

A Review of A Hard and Heavy Thing by Matthew J. Hefti   Sometimes, as a kid, I asked my dad for advice. Should I pick path A or B? He usually said this cryptic line: “Life is full of … Continue reading

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Shmo’s 2017 Writing Review

“What’s the point of keeping it inside?” — Benjamin Busch (Author of Dust to Dust) He said this to me after I commented that a lot of military writers were “really putting it all out there.” That was in February, … Continue reading

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