Meeting ID: 845 3206 9956 Passcode: 704102
Looking forward to hearing the contributors to The Disasters of War, a new anthology honoring veterans and those touched by veterans from Moonstone Press. I’m honored that the editor, Larry Robins, included my poem “Shaky Charlie Talks About His Youth.”
My poem recalls one of my great uncles who suffered shell shock from his service in WWI.
Here is a description of the anthology:
Regardless of one’s feelings about the various wars or one’s politics, I think we can all agree that our veterans have been treated poorly. Some veterans suffer combat-related injuries; mental health issues such as post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, traumatic brain injury as well as other medical issues including extreme fatigue, neurological issues, insomnia, migraines, joint pain, persistent coughing, dizziness, respiratory disorders, and memory problems. These issues can lead to homelessness as well as addictions.
The real disaster of war is what it does to human beings.
Whether you are a veteran, are related to a veteran, or a person who has had contact with veterans, poetry can allow us to express our deepest feelings. Join us as some of the 55 contributors to this anthology read their poetry.