Southeast Missouri State University Press

Southeast Missouri State University

Proud to Be: Writing By American Warriors, Volume 6

Edited by James Brubaker

Publication: December 1, 2017
Pages: 212

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The volume also sponsored a veterans’ writing competition, judged by Dr. Jenny Yang Cropp (author of the poetry collection String Theory, Assistant Professor at Southeast Missouri State University), Justin Dambach (photographer and videographer), Brandon Hobson (Pushcart Prize winner and author of Where the Dead Sit Talking), Dr. Joel P. Rhodes (Professor of History at Southeast Missouri State University), and Amanda Woods (Acting Director of the Office of Military and Veterans Services at Southeast Missouri State University). The winners and finalists are spotlighted in the front of the book.

The anthology is the sixth in an annual series published by Southeast Missouri State University Press in cooperation with the Missouri Humanities Council’s Veterans Projects. See submissions guidelines here.

Cover photo “Standing Guard in Iraq” by A. Sean Taylor
Cover design: Carrie M. Walker

 

Award Winning Writing

Fiction

“Thanks for Your Service” by Mark Hennion – Winner
“Homage to Shamu” by Matthew Alexander Burrell
“They Wanted Food” by Jason Poudrier

Poetry

“Academy Barracks 5:00am, Tuesday, mid-February” by Ian Tyson – Winner
“Army SMART Book: This Page Left Blank Intentionally” by Karen Skolfield
“Dear Wadih Sa’adeh” by Lisa Stice

Photography

“An Education in Fear” by Jarrod L. Taylor – Winner
“Role Model for a Young Girl (Poland)” by A. Sean Taylor
“Fallujah*009” by Billy Jenkins

Interviews

“Emergency Landings: An Interview with WWII Pilot Irwin A. Stavin” by Bill Glose – Winner
“Living In-Between” by Lauren B. Stevens
“The Path” by Charles Jacobson

Essays

“Going Home” by Billy Jenkins – Winner
Baggage by Charity Winters
“The Reluctant Voyeur” by Doug Elwell


Selected Writing

Fiction

“One Hundred Twenty-Five” by Roxanne Richards
“Requiem for Nu” by Bruce Sydow
“Doors” by Bill Glose
“From War Zone C to Love in 1967” by Tim Leach
“Bartertown” by Paul Van Dyke
“Thank You For Your Service” by Jay Harden
“Borders” by Lucas Shepherd

Poetry

“The Market” by Jonathan Tennis
“Watch for the Patterns, Watch for the Wires” by Robert Alderman
“Listening Post” by Milton J. Bates
“Poem for My Father” by Ruth Z. Deming
“Why I Could Not Talk or Write About My Lai” by Martin Willitts Jr.
“Rolling Along” by Maureen DuRant
“Combat Fatigue” by Vince Gotera
“To Far-off Places” by Elizabeth Callahan Steiner
“War Stories” by Andrew Gudgel
“Cold Warriors” by Ben White
“Corinthian Order” by Bryan D. Nickerson
“Made” by Christopher Shea
“Redeployment: Operation Noble Eagle, 14 September 2001-Present” by Benjamin Naka-Hasebe Kingsley
“Slipping the Surlies” by Eric Chandler
“Haiku for Guarding Nothing” and “Tanka on Being Mortared” by TJ Reynolds
“Recovery” by Valerie E. Young
“A Knock at the Door” by Terry L. Edwards
“In Boot Camp, We Slept on the Floor” and “Sonnet 8: PTSD Counseling, Waiting Room” by Ron Riekki
“When She Gets Home” by Takia “Judah” Parham
“Specialist Five Delmar Pickett” by Robert B. Robeson
“10 Haiku About Operation Desert Storm” by Randy Brown
“Cadre Dreams” by Paul Hellweg
“No Wonder War” by Jay Harden
“The Ghost” by Pat O’Regan
“The Gulf Between” by Monty Joynes
“Operating in a War Zone, Korea 1951” by Kathleen A. Lawrence
“Stone Rhythm” by Travis Klempan

Photography

“Steve Martin’s USO Visit During Desert Storm” by Bill Glose
“We Also Serve Who Wait” by Jay Harden
“Alfred Rodrigues – Pearl Harbor Survivor” by Sheree K. Nielsen

Interviews

“An Interview with Kent Walker” by Lolita Paiwonsky

Essays

“A Year of Smiling Lies” by Bill Glose
“Marvin Cone Goes to War” by Randy Brown
“The Possibility of Weather” by Bethany Petano
“Casualties of War” by Monty Joynes
“Arnold–She Was One Popular Porker” by Robert B. Robeson
“What If…?” by Roxanne Z. Kind

 

 

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