Articles Related to Vietnam War poetry

Vietnam War Elegy by G. Lowell Tollefson

December 18, 2014

G. Lowell Tollefson served in Vietnam as a Marine civil affairs interpreter attached to an infantry battalion. He holds a degree in philosophy from the University of Washington and has taught philosophy at the University of…

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Song I Sing by Bao Phi

December 15, 2014

Bao Phi, the author of Song I Sing: Poems (Coffee House Press, 170 pp., $16, paper) was born in Saigon in 1975. He was raised in the Minneapolis suburbs and today Minnesota is his home…

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Between Here and Monkey Mountain by Laren McClung

October 28, 2014

Laren McClung is a poet from Philadelphia. Her poetry has appeared in War, Literature and the Arts and other serious journals. In Between Here and Monkey Mountain: Poems  (Sheep Meadow Press, 64 pp., $14.95, paper) she…

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Inverted Flight by Don Mercer

September 24, 2014

VVA life member Don Mercer graduated from USAF pilot training in 1970. He flew the Cessna O-2A flying out of Bien Hoa Air Base as a Forward Air Controller during his 1970-71 tour of duty…

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Monsoon Blues by Elijah Imlay

July 21, 2014

Elijah Imlay's Monsoon Blues (Tebot Bach,  88 pp., $14.25, paper) is a collection of poems drawn from the author’s experiences as an Army bandsman stationed at Camp Eagle in Vietnam in 1971. Imlay has arranged the poems…

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'War Memoir' in the On-Line Writers' Circle Magazine

June 25, 2014

The Writers' Circle is a nonprofit on-line magazine that showcases authors, poets, artists, and photographers. It is published three times a year, with each issue running on line for four months. The current issue features…

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Vietnam: Memories in Verse by Ken Williamson

June 15, 2014

Ken Williamson was an Army photographer in 1969. His fine photographs are on the front and back covers and throughout his new little book of poetry,  Vietnam: Memories in Verse (Photo Gallery on the Net,…

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Once Upon A Time in Vietnam by Jerry Neren

April 29, 2014

The back cover of Once Upon A Time in Vietnam by Jerry Neren, (Pearl Editions,  104 pp., $14.95, paper), a fine book of poetry, informs us that the author “served in the United States armed forces.” No…

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Returning Soldiers Speak edited by Leilani Squire

March 28, 2014

The prose and poetry in Returning Soldiers Speak: An Anthology of Prose and Poetry by Soldiers and Veterans (Bettie Youngs Books, 160 pp., $16.95, paper), a small anthology edited by Leilani Squire, includes testimony from veterans…

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Hollow Tin Jingles: Poems By Fred Rosenblum

March 3, 2014

Fred Rosenblum went to Vietnam in 1968 as a nineteen-year-old Marine. He served with the 1st Marines in I Corps “from the triple canopies in the Annamese Cordillera to the sun-bleached savannahs that stretched and…

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