Articles Related to Vietnam War poetry

‘Brief Exorcisms’ Spoken Word Recording by Richard Katu

August 2, 2017

You can listen to retired U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Richard J. Koeteeuw ("Richard Katu") read the poems on three of his albums under the general title, "Brief Exorcisms, War and Service" on the website…

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New Vietnam War Book on Maj. Michael O’Donnell

July 5, 2017

The New York Times reported June 27 that Daniel H. Weiss, who recently was named President and CEO of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, is writing a book about the Vietnam War. Weiss, 60, is…

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The Different War by Michael Miller

July 14, 2015

Michael Miller served as a Marine from 1958-62. He was a young Marine,  joining when he was eighteen. The poems in The Different War (Truman State University, 64 pp., $$16.95, paper; $9.99 e book) deal with…

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The Physics of War & Land of Loud Noises and Vacant Stares by Peter M. Bourret

July 2, 2015

Peter Bourret served with 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, as an 81 mm mortar man in Vietnam in 1967-68. He is a life member of Vietnam Veterans of America. His two small…

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If I Could Find a Way by John M. Koelsch

June 3, 2015

John M. Koelsch served in the Army in the Vietnam War as a infantry Platoon Leader in 1968. He is the author of Mickey 6 , a novel based on his combat experiences. Koelsch describes his book…

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My Brother’s Keeper by Rodwick Padilla

April 27, 2015

Rodwick Padilla is a Marine Corps veteran who served a 1966-67 Vietnam War tour of duty. He tells us that his brother, Ronald M. Padilla, came home from Vietnam after six months “in a green…

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Images from Hell by F.L. Riker

March 23, 2015

F. L. Riker was just like many Americans who served his country during the Vietnam War. He returned to “an unfriendly country” where he suffered from PTSD, as Riker puts it in Images from Hell (AuthorHouse, 84 pp.,…

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Wartorn Heart by Kathleen Trew Swazuk

March 22, 2015

Kathleen Trew Swazuk was an Army nurse at the 93rd  EVAC Hospital in Long Binh during her 1969-70 tour of duty in the Vietnam War. Her "scars have taken years to heal, " she writes in Wartorn…

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The Abundance of Nothing by Bruce Weigl

January 12, 2015

Bruce Weigl served in Vietnam with the 1st Cavalry Division from 1967-68, and has written many books of poetry and prose dealing with the war. All are well worth reading. I have all but one or two…

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The Secret of Hoa Sen by Nguyen Phan Que Mai

January 9, 2015

Nguyen Phan Que Mai, the author of The Secret of Hoa Sen  (BOA Editions, 208 pp., $16, paper), was born in 1973 in a small village in what was then North Vietnam. She has published many…

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