Proud to Be: Writing by American Warriors

For information on submitting to the contest and anthology for the upcoming volume, click here.

 

 

 

 

 

The anthology Proud to Be: Writing by American Warriors showcases writing from military veterans and their families from across the nation, including writing about WWI and WWII, Vietnam, the Gulf Conflict, Afghanistan, and Iraq.

 

The volume also sponsored a veterans' writing competition, judged by stellar writers Mark Bowden (Black Hawk Down), William Trent Pancoast (WILDCAT), and soldier-poet Brian Turner (Here, Bullet and Phantom Noise). The winners and finalists are spotlighted in the front of the book.

 

The anthology is the first in an annual series published by Southeast Missouri State University Press in Cooperation with the Missouri Humanities Council's Veterans Projects and the Warriors Arts Alliance. The Missouri Humanities Council plans to expand the partnership to include additional organizations that are both concerned and supportive of American veterans.

 

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Paper, $15
ISBN: 978-0-9883103-0-8

Fall 2012  

 

Winners of the Warriors Anthology Writing Competition:

Nonfiction Winner: Paul Mims for "Rockhappy 1944-45
Nonfiction Finalists: Jarrod L. Taylor for "Sadr City" and Jimmy Castellanos for "Desert Snow"

Poetry Winner: Gerardo Mena for "Baring the Trees"
Poetry Finalists: Carol Alexander for "Rewind" and Bill Glose for "Desert Moon"

Fiction Winner: Monty Joynes for "First Day at An Khe"
Fiction Finalists: Edie Cottrell Kreisler for "Remembering Cu Chi" and Ryan Smithson for "Tap Shoes"

 

Contributors

 

Between Wives by Jay Harden

 

53 Alpha by Jonah E. Krause

 

The Soldier's Two-Step
A Rock Called Afghanistan
by Lauren K. Johnson

 

Ana as'fi
On Leaving for Iraq a Second Time
by Christopher P. Collins

 

Bunker Sonnet by Nicholas Watts-Fernandez

 

Hyphenated Americans by Jan Morrill

 

Little World by Chris Whitehead

 

Ode to the Enemy Sniper by Gerardo Mena

 

War is Steel by Christopher Lee Miles

 

In Less Than a Minute by Russell Reece

 

Distant Seitz
Blind
SPC Browning Speaks
by Levi Bollinger

 

Be Polite But Have a Plan to Kill Everyone You Meet by Jesse Goolsby

 

In the Military Garden of Remembrance by Walter Baker

 

No Hero by Colin D. Halloran

 

what sacrifice has been by Randy Brown

 

The John Wayne Hills by Steven Croft

 

All Fun and Games, Until by David Lawrence

 

Care Package
Something Else You Don't Need
by Liam Corley

 

Cleaning Up Our Mess (October 2003) by Brian Curran

 

The Ride Home by GuruSahai Good

 

For a Future Believed In
The Way We Were: Portrait of a Vietnamese Veteran's Grandson
by Jay Harden

 

Deep and Free
Baby I'm Already Back
All I Ever Wanted
by Aaron Horrell

 

Transit by James Mathews

 

War Wounds by Sonja Pasquantonio

 

Don't Tell His Mother by Monty Joynes

 

Army Mom by Sheree Nielsen

 

Liberation Requiem by Shaun Yankee

 

The Poet & The Wounded Warrior's Return by James A. Moad II

 

Veteran's Quiescence by Michael Sukach

 

Lake Serene by Bruce Sydow

 

Becoming the Devil by Jacob Worthington

 

The Flies by James Wooden

 

Army Issue by Leslie Harper Worthington

 

The Life of a Superhero by Richard Van Beeson

 

Cloud Fishing
Prisoners of War 1965
by Tim Leach

 

A Letter Home from Fort Bliss, Texas, 1918 by Philip Renner

 

What We Leave Behind by Jason Sansburn

 

In the Salmon's Eyes
Furlough, May '99
by William Lusk Coppage

 

A Red-Haired Rosie by Velda Goodgion Brotherton

 

Green Card Soldier
incoming
by Carl Palmer\

 

Smedley Butler's Disciple by David S. Pointer

 

The Cost of Memory by Susa V. Meyers

 

Search Team
Clearing a Room
by Bill Glose

 

Moment Two by Daniel D. Bradford

 

Sonnet for Killing by Dario DiBattista

 

The Cargo by James A. Moad II

 

tree line by Fred Rosenblum

 

Sulfur and Moonshine
What's For Dinner, Doc?
Picking up the Slack
by Jason Pourdrier

 

The Ponytail Pal Christmas by Mitch Duckworth

 

Their Letters by Kathleen Willard

 

Just One Smile by Michele A. Boyle