The Disasters of War Poetry Anthology is now available from Moonstone Press

https://moonstone-arts-center.square.site/product/the-disasters-of-war/315

I was honored to join a reading by the contributors to The Disasters of War, new poetry anthology honoring veterans and those touched by veterans from Moonstone Press. I find the poems haunting, uplifting, and stoked with universal themes that always resonate.

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.

The anthology includes my poem, “Shaky Charlie Talks About His Youth,” which recalls my great uncle who suffered shell shock from his service in WWI.

Although the anthology is already out of stock, the eminent publisher Larry Robin will likely print more copies.

Returned home to find Stories Through the Ages Baby Boomers Plus 2021 with my story “Riding Shotgun”

Nice to find a copy of this excellent anthology in the mail. The story is adapted from a scene in my upcoming novel Lucky Ride. The image captures the first two pages.

Thank you to Living Springs Publishers!

https://livingspringspublishers.com/index.php/stories-through-the-ages-baby-boomers-plus-2021/

Here is the publisher’s introduction:

Author Terry Tierney has written an excellent tale of a hitchhiker and his journey through Texas. A recent Vietnam era veteran, Flash, sets off on a cross-country hitchhiking trip to escape his unraveling marriage. In Fort Worth a Texas Ranger orders him into his patrol car at gunpoint, and Flash fears arrest or worse with an ounce of weed rolled into his sleeping bag.

Read more about Lucky Ride, which will be published 12/31/2021 by Unsolicited Press: Lucky Ride

Preorder a copy of Lucky Ride: https://www.unsolicitedpress.com/store/p285/Preorder%3A_Lucky_Ride_by_Terry_Tierney.html

Virtual Poetry Reading from The Disasters of War, Sunday November 14, 2021 2pm EST (11am PST)

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84532069956?pwd=c2VzQWMrWnN6a3oxR3ZvaVVEWS93UT09
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.

Thrilled to Receive Advance Copies of Lucky Ride!

Thank you Unsolicited Press and our cats Dickens and Pip for helping me unpack.

You can read the first chapter of the irreverent ’60s novel here: https://terrytierney.com/lucky-ride/

The upcoming release date is 12/31/21, but you can preorder from the publisher and book retailers, including local bookstores and Amazon.

https://www.unsolicitedpress.com/store/p285/Preorder%3A_Lucky_Ride_by_Terry_Tierney.html
https://bookshop.org/books/lucky-ride-9781950730933
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/195073093X