Tag Archives: Poetry

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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Grammie and Me

My book, Hugging This Rock  came out yesterday. I dedicated it to Dorothy Chandler, my grandmother. I explain some of my reasons in the book. In short, she was full of ditties and poems and songs that just bubbled out … Continue reading

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Guts, Generosity, and Gratitude: AWP17 Highlights

Randy Brown AKA “Charlie Sherpa” invited me to go with him to the Association of Writers & Writing Programs Conference (AWP17) in Washington, D.C. I was on a panel that he moderated called, Citizen-Soldier-Poet: Using Poetry to Bridge the Civil-Military … Continue reading

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